Children growing up in a digital world need extra tools to stay safe from predators.  The resources on this website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse.  Many things can increase a child's vulnerability, such as unhealthy relationships, unfiltered social media or internet access, exposure to pornography, sexting, bullying, substance abuse, homelessness, low self-confidence, etc.  With increased awareness and education, you can help Montana children become resistant to all forms of sexual exploitation. 

Featured Resource

New Teacher Learning Hub Course  Child Trafficking Awareness and Prevention.  This course was developed through a partnership between the Office of Public Instruction and the University of Montana Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development. 


If you suspect a child is being trafficked or sexually abused, please contact:

Montana's Statewide Toll-Free Child Abuse Hotline 1-866-820-KIDS (1-866-820-5437)

Montana Department of Justice, Agent Gary Sedar 406-896-4389

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Brandon Walter 406-254-8117


 

OPI Staff are here to help: 

Tammy Lysons, SSAE Title IV-A Program Manager - 406.444.0829

Holly Mook, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.0773