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Human Sex Trafficking: Through the Professionals' Perspective
by Co, Joanna A., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 72; 27832734
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine professionals’ perspectives on effective interventions when working with survivors of human sex trafficking. This study aims to act as an educational tool for professionals when working with survivors of human sex trafficking.

Qualitative interviews were conducted with 15 professionals who work with survivors of human sex trafficking. A researcher-designed interview guide was used to collect relevant data.

The study found that the majority of participants found collaborating with other agencies to be an effective intervention when working with survivors of human sex trafficking. Nearly two thirds of participants discussed using a trauma-informed lens to be an effective intervention. Participants also reported that being strength based when working with survivors of human trafficking to be easy. Implications for policy, practice, and research are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Sexuality, International Relations, Criminology
Keywords: Domestic minor sex trafficking, Human trafficking, Professional perspectives, Sex trafficking
Publication Number: 27832734
ISBN: 9798672124261
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