We are very excited to invite you to join us, Senator Liu, and formerly homeless youth next Tuesday (Jan. 8) for a press conference announcing the release of California’s first State Plan to end youth homelessness! Share with your friends!
The US Department of Education released an article discussing the impact that human trafficking has on schools. Schools are affected because trafficking involves school-aged children, some as young as 12 years old. The article discussed how to identify a victim of human trafficking. The victim may have unexcused absences from school, makes frequent references of traveling to other cities, lacks control over schedule, and is inappropriately dressed. Other warning signs include having a “boyfriend” who is notably older, sudden change in attire, behavior, or material items, and making sexual references that are not age appropriate. The article also discusses how school staff can make a report, the US response to helping victims, and references for further information. Follow the link to view the full article.
The HYP is a project of the CA Research Bureau dedicated to educating local and state policymakers about unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Learn more at http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/