Social services for the DMST population: a qualitative study

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is a complex form of oppression that is affecting children and adolescents on a national and transnational level. In the United States statistical account of minors who are involved in the commercial sex trade varies due to the secretive and brutal nature of this criminal act. Due to the difficulty in studying sex trafficking, results regarding the knowledge of service providers and best treatment services are minimal. Referral to appropriate services and treatments are important for post trafficking recovery and adaptation to society. This study explores through qualitative research information gathered from six service providers who have experience working with the DMST population.