Call for Nominations

Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking nominations for members to serve on the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls. The Task Force will review the state of the literature of theory, research, and practice relevant to the trafficking of women and girls. This review will include definitions, prevalence, nature, psychological, physical, and social effects, prevention, identification, intervention, and recommendations for future research, training, practice, and policy. The Task Force will produce a report summarizing its findings.

The Association is interested in researchers, practitioners, and educators who are knowledgeable about the numerous factors related to trafficking. Candidates for the task force should be well-versed in the literature on the effects of trafficking on individuals, families, and communities. The empirically-based conclusions and recommendations of this task force will be disseminated to inform the development of a broad range of policy at various levels.

Task Force members will meet via conference call and e-mail and it is anticipated that two years of service will be required for this work to be completed.  Therefore, the final report should be completed by December 2012.

Nomination materials, including a letter from each candidate indicating a willingness to serve and detailing her or his particular expertise on the issue, and a current CV must be received by Monday, December 13, 2010.  Self-nominations are encouraged. Materials may be sent to Tanya L. Burrwell, Women’s Programs Office, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; by fax to 202-336-6117; or by e-mail.