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David Okech conducts research on human trafficking – the exploitation of men, women, and children for the purposes of labor and sex. He focuses on designing evidence-based interventions and policies to inform programs and policies that will improve psycho-social and physical health, increase economic empowerment and put survivors on a path to recovery, stability and social integration. He has published on human trafficking and PTSD, financial capability and trafficking, as well as conducted a review of social work literature on the subject. Dr. Okech serves on the International Steering Group of the Antislavery Knowledge Network at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and is also a founding member of the African Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES).
Human trafficking, community development, asset development, social work administration, social welfare policy, social work research, advanced statistical methods
Evidence-informed programs and policies for victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking, community development, mechanisms for building household and community assets that have long-term benefits to vulnerable children, cross-national development and validation of instruments to identify and assist suspected trafficking survivors, the long-term impacts of the trafficking experience among survivors of trafficking