Featured Counter-Trafficking Program: Trauma Recovery For Victims Of Sex Trafficking (Child Trafficking: Global Health Care Issues, Perspectives, and Solutions).
Johnson, Becca C.
Published: February 2020
Child Abuse and Neglect
Vol. 100 , p. 1-4
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This invited article is one of several comprising part of a special issue of Child Abuse and Neglect focused on child trafficking and health. The purpose of each invited article is to describe a specific program serving trafficked children. Featuring these programs is intended to raise awareness of innovative counter-trafficking strategies emerging worldwide and facilitate collaboration on program development and outcomes research. This article describes a mental health program within Agape Restoration Center (ARC), a residential treatment center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Development of the mental health services program was based on a modified version of an evidence-based trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapeutic modality developed in the U.S (Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger, 2006, 2012). (Author abstract)
Cambodia; mental health services; child abuse; sexual exploitation; human trafficking; residential care institutions; trauma informed practice; therapeutic intervention