Laurel Edinburgh

Edinburgh LD, Harpin S, Pape-Blabolil J, Saewyc E. (2015). Assessing exploitation experiences of adolescent girls and boys seen at a Child Advocacy Center. Child Abuse & Neglect. 46: 47-59.

The primary aim of this study was to describe the abuse experiences of sexually exploited runaway adolescents seen at a Child Advocacy Center (N = 62). We also sought to identify risk behaviors, attributes of resiliency, laboratory results for sexually transmitted infection (STI) screens, and genital injuries from colposcopic exams. We used retrospective mixed-methods with in-depth forensic […]

Saewyc E & Edinburgh L. (2010). Fostering resilience among sexually exploited young runaways in Minnesota.

For the National Child Advocacy Center’s 11th Annual Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, held on 24-26, New Orleans, USA.

Saewyc E, Edinburgh L, (2010). Improving resiliency and changing trajectories for sexually exploited youth.

Workshop at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, 7 April in Toronto, Ont.

Saewyc EM, Edinburgh L, Richtman K. (2007). Outcomes of a runaway intervention project for sexually exploited young girls. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 40, Issue 2 Supplement, page S40.

Purpose: A growing number of sexually exploited young runaway Hmong girls in the Midwest prompted a multi-agency intervention designed to address mental health issues, reduce risky behaviors, promote reproductive health, and help re-connect these vulnerable girls to family and school. The purpose was to evaluate outcomes at 3 months vs. baseline for girls enrolled during […]

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