Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors: Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement

  title={Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors: Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement},
  author={Ginny Sprang and Jennifer Cole},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
It is well documented in the literature that child sex trafficking can be perpetrated by family members, though limited research has focused on describing this type of sexual exploitation. This pilot study addresses this gap by providing an analysis of familial sex trafficking considering trafficking dynamics, and rurality. Using a sample of 31 child welfare-involved children referred for behavioral health assessment and treatment, this mixed methods study explores: (1) victim and trafficker… 

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