Featured Counter-Trafficking Program: The Minnesota Runaway Intervention Program

Janna R. Gewirtz O'Brien, Melissa Moynihan, Elizabeth Saewyc, Laurel D. Edinburgh

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Abstract

This invited article is one of several comprising part of a special issue of Child Abuse and Neglect focused on child trafficking and health. The purpose of each invited article is to describe a specific program serving trafficked children. Featuring these programs is intended to raise awareness of innovative counter-trafficking strategies emerging worldwide and facilitate collaboration on program development and outcomes research. This article describes the Minnesota Runaway Intervention Program (RIP), a Minneapolis-St. Paul based program dedicated to supporting youth aged 12–17 who have run away and experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault and exploitation. It is a comprehensive, health care focused intervention, embedded within a hospital-based Child Advocacy Center. RIP is developed and led by nurse practitioners who provide services tailored to participants’ diverse needs, including health care, case management services, and a therapeutic empowerment group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104141
JournalChild Abuse and Neglect
Volume100
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Children’s Hospital Association and the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) . Dr. Gewirtz O’Brien’s work was supported by the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health training program (HRSA #T71MC00006-39-02: PI: Sieving).

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Children's Hospital Association and the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC). Dr. Gewirtz O'Brien?s work was supported by the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health training program (HRSA #T71MC00006-39-02: PI: Sieving).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Homelessness
  • Intervention
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Runaway
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual victimization

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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