Summer 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Laura Halldin


The research question in this project addresses what educators need to know to identify human trafficking in their schools and communities. Its purpose is to design a one hour training for educators to both raise their awareness of human trafficking as a worldwide problem as well as provide them with a practical picture of what human trafficking looks like in both their classrooms and neighborhoods. Educators will also be equipped with the knowledge of what to do if they encounter human trafficking. A victim’s risk factors and vulnerabilities to human trafficking are also explored in order to enable teachers to be proactive in preventing human trafficking. The research presented includes findings from governmental sources such as the United Nations and U.S. State Department. The provided Indicators of human trafficking are taken from the Department of Education and the International Department of Labor. The information included in this capstone is a very powerful tool for educators who are in in a unique position to recognize, report and prevent human trafficking happening in the lives of their students.

Project Type

Professional Development


At-risk Students, Social Justice, Teachers/ Teaching

Included in

Education Commons