Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)

CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.
Mar 20, 2014

March Update

Caleb Probst training other facilitators
Caleb Probst training other facilitators

Progress Report on the Implementation of

CAASE’s Prevention Curriculum:

Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation

 

March, 2014

 

As the snow and ice begin to melt, the CAASE prevention education efforts are really heating up.

So far in 2014, the prevention educators have:

  • Facilitated Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation with 131 young men between the ages of 14 and 18, in three different high schools;
  • Facilitated Empowering Young Women to End Sexual Exploitation with 89 young women between the ages of 14 and 18, in two different high schools;
  • Trained 15 educators on how to facilitate the Empowering Youth program.

 Going forward through the spring and summer, the prevention team will: 

  • Continue facilitating Empowering Young Men and Empowering Young Women;
  • Participate as a guest panelist at the Illinois Capital Forum; and
  • Translate all prevention education materials into Spanish.

Thank you for your support of our efforts.  This program is continuing to each day, and is now receiving national attention for the innovative way in which it engages young people—especially young men—in a conversation about ending sexual violence and exploitation.  Please continue to support CAASE’s prevention team as we continue to empower the young men and women of Chicago to make a difference.

Dec 17, 2013

Winter Update

Progress Report on the Implementation of

CAASE’s Prevention Curriculum:

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Exploitation

 

December, 2013

 

Although the academic year is not quite halfway done, the calendar year is almost over.  As such, it seems like a nice time to reflect on the efforts of the prevention team’s efforts.

 

In 2013 the prevention educators:

 

  • Facilitated Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation with 486 young men between the ages of 14 and 18;
  • Facilitated Empowering Young Women to End Sexual Exploitation with 407 young women between the ages of 14 and 18;
  • Presented workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and human trafficking to 1,002 young people between the ages of 14 and 18;
  • Maintained partnerships with 15 Chicago high schools;
  • Completed the adaptation of the Empowering Youth Curriculum for lower grade levels; and
  • Presented on exploitation prevention education work at conferences in five different states and in Canada.

 

Thank you for your support of our efforts.  This program is continuing to each day, and is now receiving national attention for the innovative way in which it engages young people—especially young men—in a conversation about ending sexual violence and exploitation.  Please continue to support CAASE’s prevention team as we continue to empower the young men and women of Chicago to make a difference. 

Aug 15, 2013

Status Report: July 2013

Progress Report on the Implementation of

CAASE’s Prevention Curriculum:

Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation

 

July, 2013

 

The school year in Chicago ended a few weeks ago, and the prevention education team at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation is taking a moment to pause and reflect. 

 

During the 2012-13 school year, the prevention educators:

 

  • Facilitated Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation with 439 young men between the ages of 14 and 18;
  • Facilitated Empowering Young Women to End Sexual Exploitation with 344 young women between the ages of 14 and 18;
  • Presented workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and human trafficking to 1088 young people between the ages of 14 and 18; and
  • Presented in 15 high schools in Chicago, 9 of which were new partnerships.

 

The goal for the 2012-13 academic year was to present in 12 schools and to bring programming to 2,000 students.  We surpassed our school goal, and reached 1871 students—very nearly reaching our goal.  Word of the success of the high school programming has reached the elementary and middle schools, and they have been requesting programming for their students.  The CAASE prevention team is taking the summer to adapt some of the programming for younger ages, and we hope to be able to pilot the first of these programs in the fall.

 

This program is continuing to each day, and is now receiving national attention for the innovative way in which it engages young people—especially young men—in a conversation about ending sexual violence and exploitation.  Please continue to support CAASE’s prevention team as we continue to empower the young men and women of Chicago to make a difference. 

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