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Primary Prevention Framework for Child Trafficking

Child trafficking is one of the most egregious violations of children’s rights and well-being. It occurs in every country around the world, but estimating its prevalence is difficult. Research suggests that child trafficking may adversely affect a child’s physical, psychological, spiritual, and social-emotional
development. Indeed, survivors of child trafficking can experience multiple layers of trauma, and the emotional effects can be persistent and devastating. Survivors may suffer from anxiety, panic disorder, major depression, substance abuse, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. Although there are
many challenges to meeting the trauma-related needs of child trafficking victims, trauma-informed and trauma-specific services do exist, and studies to understand the specific needs of survivors have been and continue to be developed. Less attention has been given to the prevention of child trafficking
before it occurs.

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