Higher Education
Volume 8 / Issue 2
January 22, 2020
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Human Trafficking Prevention
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and this month marks the 20th anniversary of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. This act provides many protections for survivors of human trafficking and sets the ground work for prosecutors to bring perpetrators to justice. As institutions of higher education (IHEs) work to keep their schools and students safe, it is critical to also combat human trafficking as anyone could be a victim and college campuses can be at risk for recruitment. Use the resources, news clips, and research below to learn more about what IHEs can do to keep their campuses safe from human trafficking.
The White House

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Office for Victims of Crime

Catholic University Columbus School of Law

Institute of International Education

National Center for Campus Public Safety
Homeland Security Today , January 7, 2019

Preble, K.M., Cook, M., & Fults, B. (September 2018). Innovative Higher Education
SPOTLIGHT: Is Spring Break Safe?
For many students, Spring Break is a quintessential part of the college experience. Most U.S. colleges and universities will have their breaks soon, peaking in March, the same period that also features March Madness and St. Patrick's Day. Use the resources below to help plan a safe and healthy break, or volunteer by taking part in an Alternative Spring Break.

Culture + Youth Studies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Habitat for Humanity

International Volunteer HQ

Is Spring Break Safe? Public Officials Warn College Students of Increased Danger as Vacations Begin.
Washington Post , March 8, 2019

Assessing High-Risk Behaviors

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Promoting Student Health and Wellness

Drug Enforcement Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute of Justice

Assessing Campus Climate

U.S. Department of Education

Choosing Evidence-Based Strategies

Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearninghouse (IES WWC)



Planning for Emergencies 

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center)

REMS TA Center

Assessing Campus Climate

Pennsylvania State University Piazza Center

Building Capacity and Sustaining Momentum

Owens Community College

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Achieving the Dream


Huron Consulting Group, American Council on Education, and Georgia Institute of Technology

American Institutes for Research and Lumina Foundation

Supporting and Engaging Students

SchoolHouse Connection

Young Invincibles

Inside Higher Education

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

New America

Regional Education Laboratory Midwest

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