School Counseling - January 2018
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power, for the purpose of exploiting them for monetary gain, forced labor, and even slavery.*
Last month, many SJCP students and faculty members attended a presentation by Sgt. Andrew Alcorn of the Frederick County Human Trafficking Task Force. This presentation was initiated by our school’s Students Against Human Trafficking Club, which was started this year. Sgt. Alcorn’s presentation was engaging and informative and provided our students with a better understanding of the problems our local community faces.
Sgt. Alcorn has graciously agreed to be a resource to our school community as we continue to build awareness and learn about the effects of Human Trafficking in our local community and our world beyond. Sgt. Alcorn’s contact information is AAlcorn@FrederickMDPolice.org.
*Source: Human Trafficking Awareness Month-Facebook
and Paulette Anders, MBA, MS College Counselor