Understanding child survivors of human trafficking: A micro and macro level analysis

Azhar Abu-Ali, Mona Al-Bahar

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The rate of childhood trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation has been on the global rise. In order to prevent the continued increase of the number of at-risk children, integrative micro and macro level models have been found to be most effective in terms of the prevention and intervention of human trafficking. The purpose of this paper is to tackle social aspects of child trafficking including the phenomenon of the feminization of trafficking, and the psychological consequences experienced by the child survivor. Effective psychotherapy that focuses on an integration of the self, interpersonal reparation, and cultural reintegration will be highlighted through prevalent trauma-focused models and clinical observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2011 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: May 25 2011May 29 2011


  • Childhood trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • PTSD
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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