Showing posts from January, 2019

Research Lab Buttons

The Human Trafficking Research Lab has buttons for our students to wear and display during our events and research presentations! These are some coveted buttons and were almost all gone after our first event last week. 

Second Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Month Panel Discussion

The Human Trafficking Research Lab together with Set Free Macon County hosted our second annual panel discussion for Human Trafficking Awareness Month at Millikin University. This year we discussed the intersections of human trafficking and healthcare because research has found that 88% of trafficking victims have used health care in one way or another during their trafficking situation. We believe that this demonstrates that health care professionals are on the front lines of identifying potential victims at different health care facilities. We had four excellent panelists: Sara Sefried, Director of Human Trafficking Services at the Center for Prevention of Abuse Junette Kennedy, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Human Trafficking Coordinator at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Kimberly Palermo, Health Policy Specialist at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Sue Eversole, Advanced Practice Nurse at Decatur Memorial Hospital Shelbyville Medical Center. A n

City of Decatur Proclamation for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month the Human Trafficking Research Lab was invited to the city council meeting where our research lab assistant Julisa Sierra read the proclamation for the city of Decatur. It was a great opportunity to raise awareness to human trafficking in our community! The declaration signed by the Mayor of Decatur


Jasmin and Julisa our HTRL Research Assistants for Spring 2019 Welcome to our Human Trafficking Research Lab Blog! Here we will be posting our research progress on different research projects throughout the semester. Stay tuned for our interesting research updates!