- (812) 855-9072
- IU Bloomington
The number of identified youth across Indiana who are exploited has increased significantly over the last few years. In order to prevent, and respond to, this exploitation, the Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation (CEECSE) project will work with communities to build multidisciplinary alliances, assess current resources, develop action plans, and engage intentionally to address their specific community needs in Brown, Greene, and Putnam counties. This project addresses two challenges: 1) matching the variety of educational materials or trainings needed by different stakeholders with existing resources as well as 2) identifying needs that will require additional resources or future development. We seek to utilize the project team’s expertise to convene local, state, regional, and national resources to build coordinated, well-informed and equipped local teams in these rural communities.
CEECSE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT MANAGER
Brown, Greene, Putnam
This working group is comprised of an interdisciplinary staff and faculty campus coalition that partners with the Community Engagement to End Child Exploitation project. This group looks to develop a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach that enhances community engagement and continues to build multi-disciplinary opportunities including practicums, internships, interprofessional practice education, Trafficking Project Echo, online modules, data sets, and intersession courses.
The group consists of staff and faculty from the School of Public Health, Hamilton Lugar School, IU Police Department, Criminal Justice, College of Arts + Sciences; School of Nursing; School of Social Work, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Maurer School of Law; Sociology, IU Southeast; and the Interprofessional Practice and Education Center.
Through the Sustaining Hoosier Communities (SHC) program three of my classes have partnered with youth leaders to develop and deliver a variety of tools designed to support positive youth development in three SHC counties. Throughout these engagements over 330 students have engaged in practical application specific to the learning goals for two courses: F150 Introduction to Lifespan Development and F180 Survey of Practice with Youth and Families
Fall 2017 - Lawrence County Community Garden - 150 Lesson Plans, Marketing Plans, and Fund-Raising Plans each customized to a specific age group with measurable learning outcomes
Spring 2019 - Greene County Community Garden - 33 Lesson Plans for youth engagement in the garden, directed toward four periods of development, with measurable learning outcomes
Fall 2019 - 100 Lesson Plans to support the topics as identified by the Greene County Youth Council
Rachel Beyer, Lawrence County Extension
Karen DuBois, Lawrence County Extension
Barry Jeskewich: Director, Parks and Recreation
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC
Malea Huffman, Greene County Extension
Orange, Lawrence, Greene