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Preferred Name

Janis G. Arlow


Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education


Cheryl Beverly

Diane Wilcox

Noorie Brantmeier


This case study seeks to identify behavior, skills, and attitudes of a professional providing an effective reintegration program for persons trafficked for sex. New demands on medical and social services were created over the past two decades by legislative changes. Initial research focuses on rescue and unmet primary needs. The service program selected for this study has stepped beyond awareness and rescue efforts to the rehabilitation and prevention of revictimization of trafficked persons. A literature review covers the history of sex trafficking in the United States; the recovery environment; materials, trainings and programs available for professionals seeking knowledge to serve this population; special conditions created by victim characteristics that influence services needed; service provider’s perceptual and motivational influences; and vicarious trauma and resilience as described in therapeutic literature. Information collected for the review is used to create open-ended questions for a semi-structured interview. The case study is analyzed for descriptive data to guide and support the development of future programs and providers needed to meet demand.