Dr. Lauren Ruhlmann

Assistant Professor/LMFT, Auburn University & Director, RESTORE Research Program

One Size Does Not Fit All: What Survivors are Teaching Us About Support Services Through a National Research Study

  • Keynote
  • Southeast Christian Church La Grange Campus Main Room/Worship Center
  • March 20 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A growing number of organizations across the U.S. offer comprehensive, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered services to trafficked persons. Yet, many who receive this care still fall through the cracks and experience challenges like relapse, revictimization through commercial exploitation, and homelessness. What are we missing in our service models that could help close this gap and further support survivors’ long-term well-being? This question sparked one of the most robust national research studies with trafficking survivors to date. In this keynote, the researcher leading that study will share some of its most important findings and their implications for the work of shelters and other organizations are doing for trafficking survivors.