‘Children of the Wood, Children of the Stone’ is the technical report on the faith  journey of survivors of sex trafficking from the Chab Dai Coalition’s Butterfly longitudinal research project . The participants were asked a range of questions both qualitative and quantitative 2-3 times a year. One of the major benefits of the longitudinal approach has been evolving trust and disclosure over the 10 years. Frequent contact by caring researchers has led to deep friendships with the participants. As a result researcher effect cannot be denied. However, the deep trust developed between participants and the researchers has meant that the information is rich and reflections thoughtful. In one sense, it also means that the research is more ethical because it becomes something that is about a relationship rather than about being used as a tool to get information.

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