Abilene Campus (Residential)
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Master of Science
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The purpose of the study is to explore foster care service providers’ levels of awareness of human trafficking, exploitation, and related risk factors as experienced by foster youth, and to explore what factors influence those levels of awareness. The study entailed distributing a digital survey to foster care service providers in a snowballing method and encouraging them to send the survey to others. The survey found a statistically significant relationship between awareness/identification of risk factors and identification of exploitation, and the respondent’s previous human trafficking training. This supports the literature which indicates trafficking specific training is necessary to identify trafficking and provide adequate services to survivors of trafficking. Further recommendations, limitations, and discussion are included.
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Morrison, Kennedy, "Texas Foster Care Service Providers’ Awareness and Perceptions of Human Trafficking and Related Risk Factors Among Child Welfare Involved Youth" (2018). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 106.