Adversity and intervention needs among girls in residential care with experiences of commercial sexual exploitation

Hickle, Kristine and Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique (2018) Adversity and intervention needs among girls in residential care with experiences of commercial sexual exploitation. Children and Youth Service Review, 93. pp. 17-23. ISSN 0190-7409

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Abstract

While the body of research on effective interventions for children and young people who experience commercial sexual exploitation is growing, much remains unknown regarding intervention needs, particularly in relation to the role of residential care in meeting those needs. In an effort to fill the gap in this research, this paper will report on a study comparing case files for girls victimized (n = 73) and not victimized (n = 62) by commercial sexual exploitation who were living in a residential care setting in a large southwestern city in the United States. Findings indicate that sexually exploited girls were more likely to report experiences of child sexual abuse, substance misuse/addiction, dating violence, and gang affiliation; they were also significantly more likely to run away from the group home facility and be identified as having an ‘unsuccessful discharge’. In the second part of the article we will consider the results of this study in the context of a wider discourse on how best to intervene in the lives of CSEC survivors in the United States and throughout the world.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 16:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76898

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