The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access and peer-reviewed online journal that is uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC focuses on timely child-related topics including—but not limited to—human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.

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Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1 (2015)

Issue Editor's Point of View


Trafficking and Domestic Violence: Where Are We and Where Are We Going
Megan Bair-Merritt, Michele R. Decker, and Emily F. Rothman ScD




Vulnerability Factors and Pathways Leading to Underage Entry into Sex Work in two Mexican-US Border Cities
Argentina E. Servin, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Leah Gordon, Teresita Rocha-Jimenez, Hugo Staines, Ricardo B. Vera-Monroy, Steffanie A. Strathdee, and Jay G. Silverman


Implementing a Coordinated Care Model for Sex Trafficked Minors in Smaller Cities
Mary Burke, Heather L. McCauley, Anne Rackow, Bradley Orsini, Bridget Simunovic, and Elizabeth Miller


Predicting Behavioral Dysfunctions of Youth Living in Violent Homes: A Rapid Assessment Triage Tool
Jacquelyn Pennings, Judith M. McFarlane, Rene Paulson, Nina Fredland, Brenda Binder, Anne Koci, and Nora Montalvo

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