- 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.
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 Sexual 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, Project Echo training, online modules, data sets, and intersession courses.
The group consists of staff and faculty from the School of Public Health; Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies; IU Police Department; College of Arts + Sciences; School of Nursing; School of Social Work; O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Maurer School of Law; Criminal Justice; Sociology; IU Southeast; and the Interprofessional Practice and Education Center.