The McCain Institute is partnered with the Arizona State University Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research to determine the measurable impact of sponsored human trafficking awareness weeks. By evaluating student responses, changes in knowledge of human trafficking and distributed awareness and educational materials, the Institute can document the impact of events and support future Student Alliance funding. This is a required component of the Student Alliance program.
Student responses: For events with an audience larger than 50 people, volunteers should prompt students as they leave for verbal feedback on the activity using research-based questions from the McCain Institute. Volunteers then write down verbal responses to email to the Senior Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator.
Pre-post tests: For events with an audience smaller than 50 people, volunteers should distribute pre-post test surveys provided by the McCain Institute to attendees. Instruct participants to complete the pre-test portion before the event, then the post-test portion after the event. It is helpful to have the tests in place at seats for the event before participants arrive and to provide pens for students to complete them. A reminder to complete the post-test should be announced at the conclusion of the event or when a student needs to leave. Following events, these tests should be assigned a number (the first test labeled “1” on the front and “1” on the back, the second test labeled “2” on the front and “2” on the back, etc.) and scanned and emailed to the Senior Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator to be evaluated for change in knowledge.
Material distribution: When materials provided by the McCain Institute are shipped to Student Alliance partners, the Senior Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator will email a count of all materials to be received. At the end of the awareness week, Student Alliance partners will count all remaining materials to determine how many of each were distributed and email the final counts to the Senior Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator.