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2018 Service-Learning Symposium: Increasing Educational Success for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Increasing Educational Success for Victims of Human Trafficking

Authors: Harrison Andrews, Allie Garab, Autumn Lotz, & Joanna Vainas

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, MSN, RN, CNM, CNE


One of the main issues on the rise, and climbing today is human trafficking. Often people treat human trafficking as an “out of sight, out of mind” situation. Fortunately, there are safe houses coming in to affect all over the country to help these victims get out of victimization, and rehabilitated back into civilization. Although this takes time and care for the population, it is making all the difference. The team was fortunate enough to help with one of the House of Hope in Glynn County. In this safe house, they are adopting a homeschooling system for girls ages 12 to 17 years old. The group decided to provide education as a tertiary prevention on the knowledge base that our team have and adapted to on how to be effective students in school. The group implemented this by providing skill sets and material on how to study, take notes, read, and recall the information they have learned. The team also provided education to the staff on helping the girls through their education in the future. The goal is that the girls will feel empowered enough to want to finish school, and maybe even finish college. Challenging work and patience is the impact the group wants to leave with each victim.