Spring 2019

Document Type

Poster Session


Social Work


Caroline Shanti PhD


Human trafficking, Trafficking, Survivor, Victim, Systems Theory, Barriers, Complex Needs


Abstract Human trafficking is a monumental and pervasive human rights issue, and one that carries immense physical, psychological, and psychosocial repercussions to its survivors. This project explores the complex needs and service gaps that exist for survivors of human trafficking. Through a qualitative study, with six in-person interviews of professional providers in Maine, we gain access to important information regarding complex needs of human trafficking survivors. Using thematic analysis we analyze common themes throughout the interviews in relation to previous literature. Recommendations for practice are also presented.

Start Date

4-19-2019 9:00 AM



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