Welcome to the Counselor's Corner
- January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Statistics show that internationally between 20 million and 40 million people have been trafficked. About 50,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
- Children are trafficked for many reasons including low self-esteem, povery and substance abuse.
How can you as a parent protect your children?
-Know what your kids are doing online.
-Know who your kids are with and where they are hanging out.
-Teach your children resiliency.
-Help your child build a strong self-esteem from an early age.
-Maintain open communication with your child.
If you suspect human trafficking, please call local authorities or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.