ABUSE PREVENTION LAWS
TEC 38.0041(a) POLICIES ADDRESSING SEXUAL ABUSE AND OTHER MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN
TFC 261.001 INVESTIGATION OF REPORT OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT/ Human trafficking is defined as a form of abuse or neglect
TFC 261.101 EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE OR NEGLECT WITHIN 48 HOURS
SEX ABUSE PREVENTION
(TEC) §38.0041, states that all districts and charter schools are required to provide train to all employees concerning prevention techniques for and recognition of sexual abuse and all other maltreatment of children by May 31, 2015 (TAC), §61.1051.
TEA Sexual Abuse and Abuse Prevention website
HUMAN TRAFFICING AWARENESS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1272 Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force (Task Force) in coordination with TEA are charged to develop a list of key indicators that a person is a victim of human trafficking, develop a standardized curriculum and train school personnel to identify and assist victims of human trafficking.
Find More Information:
TEA: Human Trafficking of School-Age Children
Introduction to Human Trafficking for Education Professionals: Texas RISE to the Challenge
Texas Attorney General: Human Trafficking
Texas Attorney General: Human Trafficking: A Guide for Texas Education Professionals
Human Trafficking Power and Control Wheel (developed by Polaris)
NCJRS Human Trafficking Information Page
How do I report human trafficking?
Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Hotline to report a tip, to connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or to request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.