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Experiences of Female Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Phenomenological Analysis

Experiences of Female Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Phenomenological Analysis
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article presents a study that sought to explore the experiences of 15 female survivors of sex trafficking who shared their stories on equalitynow.org. Using phenomenology, the study of consciousness and direct experiences, the researchers analyzed the experiences of female survivors of sexual human trafficking and how they processed those experiences. The analysis resulted in six themes and 10 subthemes that describe the lived experiences of female survivors of sex trafficking. The researchers discuss clinical implications and future research recommendations.

Accession number
25639
Authors
Sukach, T., Gonzalez, N., Pickens, J.C.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

The Qualitative Report

Volume new
23
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss6/10/

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in a Rural State: Interviews With Adjudicated Female Juveniles

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in a Rural State: Interviews With Adjudicated Female Juveniles
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that sought to better understand domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) among adjudicated juvenile females and to identify factors associated with DMST for this vulnerable population. The authors examined the pathways in and out of DMST from the victims’ perspective (especially rural versus urban). They conducted qualitative interviews with 40 adjudicated juvenile females, ages 14 to 19, in a southern, rural state. The quantitative results indicate 34 percent of the participants engaged in sex trafficking, mostly to obtain drugs, and 31 percent felt forced to perform sex acts in exchange for drugs or for a place to sleep, which was highly correlated with being a victim of sexual abuse. The authors recommend implementing early intervention programs for juvenile females who fit the noted vulnerabilities to prevent this population from being victimized. They suggest learning more about risk factors, especially contentious family dynamics, so that social workers and foster parents can help these young women before they age out of foster care or the juvenile justice system and fall prey to traffickers.

Accession number
25581
Authors
Perkins, E.B., Ruiz, C.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Volume new
34
Year published new
2017
Availability