News Stories

Online Article – Clinical Advisor (March 26, 2021)

Author: Kristin Della Volpe

“Nurse practitioners (NPs) and other clinicians play a key role in the timely identification, intervention, and treatment of children involved in sex and labor trafficking in the United States, experts said in virtual presentations at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting (NAPNAP 2021).”

Online Article – Thomson Reuters Foundation News (March 9, 2021)

Authors: Hanni Stoklosa with Laura Murphy, Jessica L. Peck, Rachel Robitz, Jordan Greenbaum, Ashley Garrett, Elizabeth Hopper, and Katherine Chon

“Last year, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline received reports of more than 19,000 potential victims of human trafficking. In one challenging case, a hospital worker identified trafficking of a patient with a baby in need of immediate services and housing. The healthcare provider acted quickly to safely separate the patient from the trafficker, contact the hotline, and request emergency assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

Newspaper Article – Waco Tribune-Herald (February 5, 2021)

Author: Rhiannon Saegert

“A Baylor University researcher is part of an effort funded by the National Science Foundation seeking to better understand the roles technology plays in human trafficking, and in the law enforcement fight against it.”

Online Article – (January 31, 2021)

“Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Laurie Giddens, PhD, has combined with Baylor University’s Stacie Petter, PhD, to earn a $249,998 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fight human trafficking.”

Press Release – Baylor University (January 27, 2021)

Author: Derek Smith

“In the fight against human trafficking, law enforcement officers are forced to navigate many technological challenges to break up illicit networks and rescue individuals caught up in human trade. A Baylor University professor and a former student, now a faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), are working to address many of those challenges with the help of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).”