Featured counter-trafficking program: Love146.

Academic Article


  • 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 Love146, an international human rights organization based in the United States and dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and exploitation. Love146's work began in Southeast Asia and later expanded to the United Kingdom, Liberia and Madagascar. In the United States, Love146's Survivor Care Program serves as Connecticut's primary provider of specialized services for survivors of DMST. The purpose of the current paper is to detail the successes, challenges, and lessons learned by Love146 in facilitating U.S. survivor access to services that can improve medical and mental health outcomes.
  • Authors

  • Williamson, Erin
  • O'Brien, Jennifer
  • Jones, Lisa
  • Mitchell, Kimberly
  • Dunford, Laurie
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • February 2020
  • Published In


  • Adolescent
  • Awareness
  • Challenges
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Domestic minor sex trafficking
  • Female
  • Health services
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Humans
  • Lessons learned
  • Male
  • Mental Health Services
  • Program Development
  • Successes
  • Survivors
  • United States
  • Young Adult
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 31466859
  • Start Page

  • 104131
  • Volume

  • 100