USC's Dr. Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, discusses the role social media plays in facilitating violence against women and ways in which it can be stopped.
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USC's Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, and Alyssa Kyle, a health promotion and disease prevention studies student, delve into child marriage as a form of human trafficking in this install... read more →
On any given night, more than half a million Americans are homeless. Thanks to the determined efforts of federal, state, and local U.S. government agencies, as well as many non-profit organizations, homelessness across the na... read more →
The judge began his sentencing speech: “What do I do when the perpetrator is also a victim?” Last week I sat in a federal courtroom in Florida, packed with survivors, advocates, and supporters of the woman accused.
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Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”
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Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today's series, "Modern Day Slavery."
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Anti-trafficking advocates have lauded the measure that recently passed the House of Representatives. Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, explains why in this Thompson Reuters Foundation News story.
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In advance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons July 31, Mellissa Withers discusses the following myths about human trafficking in her latest Psychology Today blog post for series "Modern Day Slavery" series: (more&h... read more →
It is sometimes said that traumatic reactions are normal reactions to abnormal situations. As true as this statement is, it’s also true that individuals’ coping reactions post-trauma remain poorly understood, even by many... read more →
Learn how the glorification of pimp culture is contributing to sex trafficking in the U.S. in this article by Mellissa Withers. (more…)... read more →
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