"Human Trafficking: How Can Our Community Respond to This Growing Problem?" - An Issue Guide from Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona) Center for Civic Participation

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This 8-page issue guide, titled Human Trafficking: How Can Our Community Respond to This Growing Problem? is available as a free download. The guide presents three possible approaches for consideration: Approach 1: Focus on Families' and the Community's Roles; Approach 2: Focus on Schools, First Responders and Other Professionals; Approach 3: Reform Laws and Policies.

The following are excerpts from the issue guide:

Many Americans are unaware of the extent to which human trafficking is an issue in their communities. Others may be aware of some aspects of the problem, but may feel powerless to do anything about it. But as law enforcement and others document a growing industry in human trafficking across the country, what can and should our community do to combat the problem?...

This discussion guide was compiled by the Maricopa Community Colleges Center for Civic Participation, with support and guidance from Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Director of the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, Arizona State University School of Social Work; and with input from the youth journalists at the Spot 127 Youth Media Center.

The following materials are available to download, and a video overview is available to watch online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGitQD7Rd7Y :

Click the image below to download the 8-page issue guide:

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Download a Sex Trafficking Mental Health brochure

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Download Sex Trafficking 101 Training

Download a School Educators and Administrators Training Guide

Download a Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence Venn Diagram


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Thea Nietfeld's picture

I can't figure out how to download this Arizona guide.
Can you help?

Hello- just click on the

Kenny McGuane's picture

Hello- just click on the issue guide image for access to the PDF.