Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking
Resources for Healthcare Professionals on Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking
Research worldwide demonstrates a plethora of medical and mental health conditions associated with sex trafficking and exploitation.
This section provides healthcare professionals with information on the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation, common physical and behavioral health problems identified in affected children, barriers to accessing care experienced by victims, and innovative intervention strategies.
Access to mental health and psychosocial services in Cambodia by survivors of trafficking and exploitation (Aberdein, 2015)
Behavioral health treatment “Buy-in” among adolescent females with histories of commercial sexual exploitation (Barnert, 2020)
Child sex tourism – prevalence of and risk factors for its use in a German community (Koops, 2017)
Community perspectives on the extent to which transactional sex is viewed as sexual exploitation in Central Uganda (Kyegombe, 2020)
Commercially sexually exploited youths’ health care experiences, barriers, and recommendations: A qualitative analysis (Maghsoodi, 2018)
Interventions that Foster Healing Among Sexually Exploited Children and Adolescents (Moynihan, 2018)
A systematic review of the state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally (Moynihan, 2018)
The identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in sexual assault services (Stefanidou, 2020)
Mental health, violence and psychological coercion among female and male trafficking survivors in the greater Mekong sub-region (Iglesias Rios, 2018)
The influence of hopes, fears and expectations on the mental health of young trafficking survivors in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Nodzenski, 2020)
A profile of high school students in rural Canada who exchange sex for substances (Homma, 2012)
Exploring relationships as mediators of treatment outcomes among commercially sexually exploited youth (Landers, 2020)