• Program FAQ

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    Welcome!  Please read our FAQ section below to find out more about the Prevention Project® program.  We look forward to the possibility of working with you!

     

    What is the Prevention Project® curriculum?
    What will the students learn in the Prevention Project program?
    Who created the Prevention Project program?
    Where is the Prevention Project curriculum being implemented?
    Who teaches the Prevention Project curriculum?
    How can I get the Prevention Project program in my school, after-school program, or faith group?
    Does the Prevention Project program have a cost?
    I’d like to consider the Prevention Project for my school or program; can I see a sample in advance?
    Could I request a presentation about the Prevention Project program to my board, principal, or group leader?
    Is the Prevention Project program a religious curriculum?
    Can I pick and choose which lessons I want to teach?
    What makes the Prevention Project different from other curriculums?
    What are the appropriate grade levels and subject matters in which to implement the Prevention Project program?
    What happens if a student comes forward with a human trafficking issue?
    How long do the lessons take?
    Does the Prevention Project program correlate to Common Core and SOLs?
    How do I get started with the Prevention Project program?


     

    What is the Prevention Project® curriculum?
    This program is an award-winning 6-lesson academic curriculum for late middle and high school students.  The curriculum was designed for teachers to deliver in their own classrooms and is easy to teach due to well-guided lesson plans and resources, comprehensive online teacher portal, and Prevention Project staff support throughout the process.

    What will the students learn in the Prevention Project program?
    The Prevention Project’s interactive program focuses on educating students on the issues of human trafficking locally and globally, developing healthy self-awareness and boundaries, strengthening character, and fostering leadership amongst the students.  Students will engage with the teen human trafficking prevention education material through a series of videos, presentations, activities, and assignments, which have carefully been pieced together to pique students’ interest, encourage active participation, cement knowledge, and develop them as individuals.

    Who created the Prevention Project program?
    The Prevention Project curriculum is Richmond Justice Initiative’s signature prevention education program.  Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, equip, and mobilize communities to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking.  In 2012, RJI received a grant from AT&T to produce the first teen anti-trafficking curriculum of its kind.  The program was created, developed, and produced by a committed group of human trafficking survivors, educators, law enforcement leaders, and advocates from leading anti-trafficking organizations who have a passion to act against the perils of human trafficking, and who believe that if change is going to happen, it must begin with the young generation.

    Where is the Prevention Project curriculum being implemented?
    Since its inception, the Prevention Project program has reached over 5,000 students!  In 2014-2015 school year alone, the Prevention Project curriculum was implemented in 28 classrooms/programs throughout 4 states.  This includes several schools in Virginia, the Prevention Project program’s origin state!

    Who teaches the Prevention Project curriculum?
    Facilitators may be school staff (teachers, counselors, administrators, school resource officers, etc.) or trained community volunteers.  Our staff equips all teachers before implementation of the program through our “train the trainer” session.

    How can I get the Prevention Project program in my school, after-school program, or faith group?
    The process is simple: Reach out to us to express your interest; we will provide all information needed for you to get started.  Next, set up a meeting with the decision-maker in your school or organization for curriculums (Principal, Head Counselor, Teacher, etc.).  Once the program is approved, we will provide a welcome packet, set up a date for teachers to go through the “train the trainer” session, and assist every step of the way throughout the implementation of the program.

    Does the Prevention Project program have a cost?
    Yes. Our goal is to reach as many students as possible, which is why we are pleased to offer the Prevention Project program at a subsidized price, thanks to Richmond Justice Initiative donors.  The cost includes a license to implement the program across your individual school or program for an entire year, critical resources for teachers and counselors, support from our staff throughout the program including a “train the trainer” session before you deliver the program with your students.  Note: in order to offer the best teen prevention education possible for our students, the Prevention Project curriculum is updated yearly to reflect current trends of human trafficking and incorporate feedback from students and teachers who use the program.  

    I’d like to consider the Prevention Project for my school or program; can I see a sample in advance?
    We look forward to sharing a sample of this program with you.  Due to the highly sensitive nature of this topic, we ask that you to sign a confidentiality agreement in advance.  Please contact us for more information.

    Could I request a presentation about the Prevention Project program to my board, principal, or group leader?
    Yes, we will gladly send you a presentation on the Prevention Project curriculum, which includes facts, figures, and a brief informational video. If you are interested, please contact us at info@prevention-project.org.

    Is the Prevention Project program a religious curriculum?
    No.  In order to reach a wide audience, the Prevention Project curriculum relies on facts and figures and is secular in its presentation of human trafficking and its remedies.

    Can I pick and choose which lessons I want to teach?
    The Prevention Project curriculum was designed in a way where each lesson builds off one another and must be presented as a whole.  Careful planning and deliberation went into creating every lesson within the Prevention Project program, and we want to uphold its high standard by ensuring that students receive the complete version in full.

    What makes the Prevention Project different from other curriculums?
    The National Educators to Stop Trafficking (NEST) reviewed all currently available prevention curriculums within the United States according to features they deemed useful for this type of education plan, and the Prevention Project curriculum is the only one that contained every feature. From warning students about grooming tactics and risk factors to encouraging their self esteem, the Prevention Project program has the most comprehensive package in the nation.

    What are the appropriate grade levels and subject matters in which to implement the Prevention Project program?  
    The content is appropriate for and relevant to young men and women, 8th-12th grade and early college.  The curriculum has been taught in schools in social studies, language arts/English, health, and free period classes; after-school programs; and youth groups.

    What happens if a student comes forward with a human trafficking issue?
    The Prevention Project program provides a compilation of resources that contain guidelines, warning signs, and protocol when dealing with potential cases of human trafficking. We want our schools to be ready for this kind of occurrence, thus we do not send along the curriculum without first imploring school resource officers to distribute this vital information to any counselor, nurse, or teacher who students may go to for help.

    How long do the lessons take?
    There are 6 lessons in total and each requires a minimum of 45-50 minutes to complete, though allowing more time provides additional time for students to more fully absorb and discuss the information and themes presented in class. Teachers may choose to cover the material over a series of weeks or over the course of a semester, it is up to each instructor to figure out what best meets the needs of the students and the time restraints.

    Does the Prevention Project program correlate to Common Core and SOLs?
    Yes, the Prevention Project aligns with many requirements of Common Core and SOLs.  Due to the large variation of requirements throughout the United States, in multiple grade levels, and subject matters, these alignments are provided per each request.  If you are interested in placing the curriculum in your school and need to request alignment of our program to a specific grade level and subject matter for your state, please contact us at info@prevention-project.org

    How do I get started with the Prevention Project program?
    Fill out the informational contact form below and we will be in touch to get  you started on the process.  Thank you!

     

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