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More than just a rescue: Thinking beyond exploitation to creating assessment strategies for child survivors of commercial sexual exploitation

 

Author(s) McIntyre, Bonnie L
Title More than just a rescue: Thinking beyond exploitation to creating assessment strategies for child survivors of commercial sexual exploitation
Source International Social Work,2014, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 39-63
Date 2014
Document type Journal article
Coverage Indonesia; Cambodia
Summary The article discusses the importance of having a comprehensive assessment as the first step in providing assistance to child survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The article is based on the real life practice undertaken by the author within residential after-care in Indonesia and is a conceptual analysis based on ecological system theories and concepts for the initial assessment of child survivors of child sexual exploitation and trafficking upon post exploitation. The assessment takes place in two domains within the child survivor's life: the child survivors' trafficking experience and the survivors' social environment. The study states that comprehensive assessment is essential in order to design appropriate methods of intervention that not only prevent children from entering exploitation but also to assist in repairing the harm post-exploitation.   
Keywords Aftercare; assessment; child sex trafficking; ecological systems; social work
Topic

Human trafficking