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This project aims to enhance the well-being of middle and high school students across North Carolina (NC) by developing evidence-informed and developmentally appropriate content and protocols to teach students about sex trafficking and connect at-risk students with needed services. These materials will are being developed for use in NC public schools, including alternative schools for higher risk students.

To inform development of these materials, our University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) research team is gathering information from a wide range of perspectives on the types of information that should be contained in the content and the protocols, and the format in which they should be presented. We are:

  • Conducting reviews of literature and research on school-based human trafficking programs and protocols;
  • Administering surveys to representative samples of principals and superintendents in middle and high schools across NC (including alternative schools); and
  • Conducting¬†stakeholder discussion groups¬†across NC.

If you have any questions about the project or are seeking information not provided on this website, please feel free to contact any of the three project investigators: