This is a very short list of my top recommendations for anyone who wants to start reading about these topics. The body of knowledge and literature is growing exponentially. If you have a particular question about a topic or want recommendations to go further, please get in touch and ask your questions.

Books – Human Trafficking

Johnson, Tate. Everyday Abolitionist 

Hepburn S., Simon RJ. Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 

Bales, Kevin (1999). Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 

Books – Trauma (a small sample to get started)  

Van der Kolk B. The Body Keeps the Score. New York: Penguin Books, 2014.

Herman JL. Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Harris, N.B. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.  

Levine, P. Trauma through a Child’s Eyes. New York: North Atlantic Books, 2010. 

Articles/Manuals – Trafficking

Caring for Trafficked Persons, Guidelines for Health Care Professionals. IOM. Geneva. 2009.

Health and Human trafficking – Barrows, Beyerer, Lancet…

Zimmerman C, Watts C. WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women. London: LSHTM/WHO. 2003.

Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions. Willis, B., Levy, B. Lancet 2002; 359: 1417-22

Articles/Manuals – Trauma

Felitti VJ. Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Am J Preventive Medicine Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 245-258, May 1998.

Najavits LM, Seeking Safety. In V. Follette & Ruzek (eds.) Cognitive-behavioral therapies for trauma 2nd ed. NY: Guilford Press. 2006. 

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