Report: Peer-Led Support Groups: Overview of the Empirical Research and Implications for Individuals Who Have Experienced Trafficking and Substance Use Disorder

Resource Type
Behavioral Health
Health Care
Public Health
Social Services
Survivors of Human Trafficking
Victim Service Provider
Community Partnerships
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Survivor Involvement

The goal of this literature review is to (1) provide an overview of peer support groups and associated outcomes for individuals who have experienced trafficking and substance use disorder; (2) explore how existing peer support group models can benefit individuals with co-occurring disorders who have experienced trafficking; and (3) discuss recommendations for leveraging promising strategies that align with the needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking. Limited research has been published on the use of peer support groups with individuals who have experienced trafficking, thus this literature review focuses on the ways peer support groups have been used with different populations who have experienced substance use and victimization.

Peer Support Groups Literature Review 508c.pdf

cover page of Peer-Led Support Group literature review