Rosario Sanchez

Graduate Student

My program of research is to explore the pathways of entry into and exit out of sex trafficking rings, using a qualitative design and through a recollection of memory of young adult survivors 18-24 years of age about their experiences as adolescent victims.
The study is innovative in distinguishing the population of females who are sexually trafficked from other intentionally traumatized females such as in relationships of domestic violence. Further, the planned study identifies themes unique to the trafficked population of never-served vulnerable persons, possibly aiding health care providers in the identification of interventions to promote recovery and resiliency among CSEC victims. The expectation is that data from this study will generate the foundational knowledge with theoretical underpinnings for the identification and incorporation of interventional services that is acknowledged by the population of rescued CSEC trafficked participants and promote future research.