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Family Separation, Reunification, and Intergenerational Trauma in the Aftermath of Human Trafficking in the United States

Authors: 
Juabsamai, K.,
Taylor, I.
Year Published: 2018
Type: 
Journal Article
Journal Name: 
Anti-Trafficking Review
Issue: 10
Abstract: 

This journal article looks at the implications of family separation as a result of human trafficking and migration. The authors conduct a literature review about the possible intergenerational transmission of trauma in the aftermath of human trafficking and family reunification. This article aims to connect research on family separation and reunification in relation to migration with the little research that exists about family reunification and trafficking survivors. The authors use the perspective of social service providers to explain how families move from crisis back to balance. They discuss family resiliency frameworks as empowering models for serving survivors of human trafficking and their families during the reunification process. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available for free download at: http://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/325/269