End Teen Sex Trafficking: What Can I Do?
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10660 Page Avenue #4161
Fairfax, VA 22030
This website is the cornerstone of the Just Ask Prevention Project, but the campaign involves other components, too:
Posters: Look for Just Ask Prevention Project posters at shopping malls, on buses, and around your community between now and May. Send us in your art designs and poster concepts—your submission may end up on a poster around town. Look for new designs periodically on our “Poster” page.
Wrist band campaign: We are working with student leaders across Fairfax County to kick-off a “Just Ask” wrist band campaign in February. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, checkout Jackie’s plan to run a wrist band campaign at her school under our “Local Initiatives” page.
Flyers: Download any of the flyers from our “Poster” and put them up at your school or organization. Remember to coordinate with the school leadership first.
Read through the ideas below to see how you can support the Just Ask Prevention Project.
- Organize a group in your community to sell/distribute Just Ask wrist bands to show support during the February wrist band campaign. Read about the wrist band campaign here or get in touch to get your wristbands.
- Download Just Ask posters/flyers here to post at your business/organization and around your community.
- Share the facts about teen sex trafficking with your constituents, including trafficker techniques, tactics, and victim profile.
- Request anti-teen sex trafficking training (TST) designed to highlight strategies for your group to combat TST.
- Host a townhall meeting for your organization and/or neighborhood. Get in touch to coordinate.
- Host an anti-TST training on how to spot the signs of at-risk teens or those being trafficked. Get in touch to coordinate.
- Continue networking with others from your community segment to brainstorm strategies tailored to your profession.
- Host a movie night about issues dealing with sex trafficking, human trafficking, and domestic violence. Check our list of topical movies.
- Ask your organization to coordinate with us to develop after school and weekend programs for at-risk youth to keep teens engaged, supervised, and build a sense of self-esteem and a positive connection to a group. Get in touch.
- Businesses and organizations can reach out to us to learn how to develop jobs or internships for at-risk teens to achieve success.
Request Training from the Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services to:
- Attend one of several upcoming trainings (Feb – May 2014) to be announced on our Blog and Events page:
- Working with human trafficking survivors in a residential program or shelter setting
- Using a trauma-focused counseling model adapted to human trafficking survivors
- Working with TST survivors in foster care/child welfare programs
- Establishing mentoring and other community or faith-based supports for human trafficking survivors.
- Talk to the representatives from victim services organizations to learn how to help
- Run a collection drive with your employer, faith-based organization, or community group to raise funds, clothes, or food for victims and survivors; to maximize impact. Get in touch to coordinate.
- Work with non-profit groups to support victim recovery: offer a job/internship to a survivor to help them reintegrate into the community; or, become a “mentor,” offering a sympathetic ear, taking a survivor shopping or to lunch. Ask Polaris Project and other organizations about their volunteer programs to support survivors.