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