Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CASEY)

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Tel: (709) 754-0536 (Thrive’s Main Office)

Contact: Melendy Muise     Email: mmuise@thrivecyn.ca

Mandate:

CASEY is a coalition of community and government services working together to address issues relating to the sexual exploitation of youth within our community.

Target population:

Local youth at risk of being sexually exploited; individuals already involved in sexually exploitive activities; and local youth service providers

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • CASEY’s primary areas of focus are:
    • To create awareness and understanding of sexual exploitation of youth within the general public, youth and organizations that work with youth
    • To increase opportunities to network, collaborate, and share information
    • To advocate for appropriate supports and resources to reduce or prevent the sexual exploitation of youth
  • The CASEY Video provides the viewer with information on what sexual exploitation is; who is at risk; the grooming and luring process; warning signs and includes the voice of four NL Youth who have been sexually exploited. The video is appropriate for youth (12 and over), parents, youth service workers, professionals and the general public. Each video comes with a discussion guide.
  • They also provide CASEY Awareness Posters and Brochures
  • Presentations and Training sessions are available; these can vary from 1 hour to a full day training session.