Continuum of Care Model for Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Since 2007 The Samaritan Women has been building and refining its unique Continuum of Care Model for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Under the direction of Jeanne Allert, this organization has emerged as one of the national leaders in long-term, restorative care. The Samaritan Women operates multiple locations in Maryland serving female victims from 19 different states and remains the only residential program for adult survivors in the state.

This session takes attendees through TSW's process of creating a human services model where no prior model existed and for a population against which very little is known. Jeanne will share the clinical expertise and approaches to care that TSW has incorporated into its model and where TSW had to be truly innovative.

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Seminar or workshop

Learning Outcome

Attendees will gain a solid understanding of the issue of domestic sex trafficking, the factors that lead to victimization, and see how the human services model developed by The Samaritan Women responds to the complex needs of survivors

Target Audience

The program is targeted at victim service providers, counselors and therapists, mental and physical health providers and those interested in the work of restorative care


This session is a more advanced examination of the wounding incurred by victims of trafficking and the complex trauma that must be addressed.

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