Putting the pieces back together: a group intervention for sexually exploited adolescent girls

Hickle, Kristine E and Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique E (2014) Putting the pieces back together: a group intervention for sexually exploited adolescent girls. Social Work With Groups, 37 (2). pp. 99-113. ISSN 0160-9513

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Abstract

Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) is an emerging problem affecting adolescents, families, and communities throughout the United States. Despite a growing awareness of the problem, information regarding treatment is limited. This paper describes a pilot group intervention created for use with DMST victims, focusing specifically on areas that were critical to the development and life of the group: 1) providing education about DMST, 2) reducing shame and addressing stigma, 3) mutual aid, and 4) managing strong emotions through the development of new coping skills. Process examples are given to illustrate this pilot intervention, and recommendations for research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal justice administration > HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals
Depositing User: Kristine Hickle
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 12:42
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49718

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