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August 2, 2019
Human Trafficking Trauma and PTSD

Walking Through a Field of Landmines: Survivors of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Struggle to Negotiate Trauma Triggers

A woman is raped when she is seventeen. Twenty years later, she smells the cologne her rapist wore the night of the attack on the person […]
July 31, 2019
Mental Trauma of Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse

No Escape: The Enduring Effects of Trauma on the Emotional Health of Human Trafficking Survivors

Human traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to trap their victims into lives of labor or sexual servitude. In order to maintain control, traffickers subject their […]
July 27, 2019
PTSD from Sexual Assault

The Aftershocks of Abuse: Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a response to experiencing, witnessing or hearing about a horrifying or life-threatening event. In some people, these events – which can […]
July 15, 2019

Secure Foundations: Human Trafficking Survivors and Housing

Human traffickers are in the business of exploiting people for profit. Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to ensnare their victims, and use physical, emotional and/or economic […]
July 3, 2019

Low Marks for Higher Ed: The Epidemic of Sexual Violence in Colleges and Universities

College-aged students occupy one of the highest risk categories for sexual assault. According to RAINN, a national anti-sexual violence organization, 23.1% of female undergraduates and 5.4% […]