Research
Kristi House is committed to measuring and analyzing our work to enable us to evaluate outcomes and share what we learn within the field. We are proud to have distinguished research partners at Florida International University and University of Miami who guide this work and enable dissemination of our findings through peer-reviewed journals.
Research articles are listed below.
  • Claire Helpingstine, Maureen C. Kenny & Bradel Canfield (2021) Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Experiences Working in Service Organizations, Journal of Human Trafficking, DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2021.1946334 (PDF)
  • Helpingstine, C., Stephens, D., Kenny, M., & Eaton, A. (2021). Adolescent girls with a history of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE): Perceptions and characteristics of social networks. Child Abuse & Neglect, 115, DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105015 (PDF)
  • Kenny, M. C., Helpingstine, C., & Long, H. (2020). College students’ recollections of childhood sexual abuse prevention programs and their potential impact on reduction of sexual victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104, 104486, DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104486 (PDF)
  • Kenny, M. C., Helpingstine, C., Long, H., & Harrington, M. C. (2020). Assessment of commercially sexually exploited girls upon entry to treatment: Confirmed vs. at risk victims. Child Abuse & Neglect, 100, 104040, DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104040 (PDF)
  • Maureen C. Kenny, Claire Helpingstine, Roberto L. Abreu & Francesco Duberli (2019): Understanding the needs of LGBTQ clients and their risk for commercial sexual exploitation: Training community mental health workers, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2019.1568338 (PDF)
  • Maureen C. Kenny, Claire Helpingstine, Haiying Long, Lorena Perez & Maria Clara Harrington (2019): Increasing Child Serving Professionals’ Awareness and Understanding of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2018.1563264 (PDF)
  • Kenny, M. C., Helpingstine, C. E., & Weber, M. (2018). Treatment of a Commercially Sexually Abused Girl Using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Legal Interventions. Clinical Case Studies, 18(1), 18–35, DOI: 10.1177/1534650118800809 (PDF)
  • Maureen C. Kenny, Claire E. Helpingstine, Maria Clara Harrington & Adriana G. McEachern (2018): A Comprehensive Group Approach for Commercially Sexually Exploited Girls, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2018.1484540 (PDF)
  • Kenny, M. C., Vazquez, A., Long, H., & Thompson, D. (2017). Implementation and program evaluation of trauma-informed care training across state child advocacy centers: An exploratory study. Children and Youth Services Review, 73, 15–23. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.11.030 (PDF)

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