Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

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Summary 

This project's aim was to increase and improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and services for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and at-risk youth by training staff at youth-serving organizations with a trauma-informed curriculum. 

Outcome

Develop an evidence-based, replicable training of trainers (TOT) curriculum for implementation at other community-based organizations serving CSEC and/or youth at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.

Partners

Contact 

Robert Lee, MAEd

Funder

Healthy Haven

Summary

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This project supportted our youth-serving Central Valley partner organizations—Haven Women’s Center and Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (HSA), with instituting an adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) prevention and intervention system supporting healthy relationships among youth in Modesto and Riverbank. 

 

Goals

  • Healthcare providers and domestic violence advocates will have improved knowledge of health impacts of ARA and skills in harm reduction strategies.
  • Adolescents in the project area will have improved ability to help their peers identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and connect them to resources, if necessary.

Partners

Contact

Robert Lee, MAEd

Funder

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG)

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Summary

The Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) is an organized collaborative of governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California. 

Goals 

  • To improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and health equity among California youth.
  • To increase access to exemplary sexual health education among California youth.   
  • To increase access to sexual and reproductive health services among California youth.
  • To promote positive youth development and healthy relationships among California youth.

Strategies 

  • Develop program policies, support implementation of existing policies, and educate policy-makers.
  • Develop the competencies of California’s adolescent sexual health work force.
  • Promote active engagement of youth in their sexual health rights and well-being.
  • Develop and disseminate data and evaluation resources to support stakeholders in making informed decision.

Contact

Robert Lee, MAED

SHARP

This project brought together expertise from the California School-Based Health Alliance, Futures Without Violence and the University of Pittsburgh Division of Adolescent Medicine (Dr. Liz Miller) to prevent, identify, and address adolescent relationship abuse. The intervention's effectiveness was tested through a cluster-randomized controlled intervention trial led by Miller’s group and CAHC.