Work Group 2: Youth Aware and Safe

Chaired by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Tiffany Sawyer)

  • Concentrated on increasing the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation prevention education being delivered to youth
  • Initiatives –
    • After the successful development and promotion of Download this pdf file.Georgia’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Technical Assistance Resource Guide (TARG) , Work Group 2 is shifting its focus to deepen the knowledge and application around child-focused prevention education. Members are spending the first few months in an exploratory phase, looking at how to better align prevention education strategies with survivor-informed best practices. 
    • Potential project ideas include -
      • Develop a survey and conduct a focus group of survivors in group homes to understand how youth respond to different prevention content and education modalities, and what information would have been helpful and in what format:
        • Currently researching IRB needs and developing survey questions.
  • Social media campaign for youth:
    • Currently reviewing other campaigns and determining terminology and access.
  • Review peer-to-peer training programs.