Guidelines for Social Work Spiritual counselling in human trafficking cases
People are spiritual beings and human trafficking presents grave risks to their spiritual development and well-being. Exploitation has profound consequences in the way the victim views themselves, their interaction with others and their concept of religion and/or spirituality. While trafficked victims might be physically free from situations of exploitation, a holistic approach to healing that incorporates the victim's spirituality is crucial. This paper explores spiritual well-being of trafficking survivors and outlines social work guidelines for spiritual-sensitive counselling.
Keywords: spirituality, human trafficking, guidelines, counselling