Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Human Trafficking, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Adult Survivors of Child Adverse Events, Independent Living, Community Integration
Human trafficking involves sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and trafficking of children. The needs of survivors of human trafficking are widespread due to the traumatic experiences they face. Concerns that may arise include decreased participation in meaningful activities in an individual's life, possibly due to anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, memory loss, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social isolation. Individuals who have been subjected to human trafficking often experience occupational deprivation and occupational therapy has yet to establish its role in the recovery process for survivors. This capstone project consists of the process towards the development of an occupation-based, trauma-informed, evidence-based, and survivor-centered program that focuses on facilitating community integration and independent living skills for survivors of human trafficking.
Mariano, M. (2019). The Role of Occupational Therapy for Survivors of Human Trafficking. [Doctoral project, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]. SOAR @ USA: Student Capstone Projects Collection. https://doi.org/10.46409/sr.IIUL8825