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ERIC Number: EJ887849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States
Kotrla, Kimberly
Social Work, v55 n2 p181-187 Apr 2010
By now, most social workers are familiar with the issue of human trafficking. However, many are likely unfamiliar with research indicating that youths constitute the most vulnerable group in the United States for becoming victims of sex trafficking and that most women in prostitution actually entered as minors. Some experts are now referring to the sex trafficking of U.S. children and youths as "domestic minor sex trafficking," or DMST. This article seeks to acquaint readers with what is currently known regarding the extent of DMST, who is at risk for becoming a victim, and implications for the social work profession in addressing this tragedy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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