IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ms Chayanika Sharma, Ms Anshu Choudhary
The subject of human trafficking has received renewed attention within the last two decades. This study was undertaken among the inmates of a destitute home run by a reputed NGO- Assam centre for Rural Development, Guwahati, Assam, India. The study was conducted with the following objectives-
(A) The role of positive psychology in helping the trafficked girls to overcome from the mental trauma and disorders like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders and depression.
(B) How their experiences affect their reintegration in the society and re-construction of their social identity
(C) How they rehabilitate with self-confidence, esteem and improve their economic condition.
Cases of three trafficked girls were being studied extensively and were followed till they were rehabilitated. In-depth, semi structured interviews were conducted with the victims, two key persons of the NGO and other individuals. Thematic approach has been employed in data analysis. The findings report that positive psychology, indeed, plays a stupendous role in helping the victims to recover.