APA Task Force on the Trafficking of Women and Girls
In October 2010, the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) approved a request from CWP to establish an APA 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.
BAPPI reviewed over 70 nominations and appointed the following 10 members to the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls: Mary C. Burke, PhD; Michelle Contreras, MA; Rita Chi-Ying Chung, PhD; Melissa Farley, PhD; Deborah L. Hume, PhD; James O. Finkenhauer, PhD; Terri D. Patterson, PhD; Alexandra S. Pierce, PhD; and Marsha B. Liss, PhD, JD. Dr. Nancy Sidun will represent the Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) on the Task Force.