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Child Sexual Trafficking

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An exploratory model of girl's vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation in prostitution (by Joan A. Reid)



Study utilizing modeling to explore: whether caregiver strain is linked to child maltreatment, if experiencing maltreatment is associated with risk-inflating behaviors or sexual denigration of self/others, and if these behavioral and psychosocial dysfunctions are related to vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation. Findings revealed child maltreatment worsened with increased caregiver strain. Sexual denigration of self/others was significantly related to the likelihood of prostitution as a minor



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