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CASEY opposes sexual exploitation of youth

The Comox Valley Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CASEY) will be in high schools.

March 10 to 16 across the province marks the Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week, dedicated to  recognizing the importance of supporting communities to develop prevention, education, enforcement and intervention strategies to address the sexual exploitation of children and youth.

Thanks to funding received through the Comox Valley Drug Strategy committee, CASEY will launch the Campaign of Consent.

CASEY has been involved in community events and schools in the past, but this year the committee really has a focus on providing education and resources for youth about what it means to give, and to receive, consent.

One of the major themes being seen by service providers involved with the committee is that our youth do not have a clear understanding of this area. By giving youth education and awareness, it is CASEY’s hope that youth will feel more empowered when it comes to giving and getting consent.

Through obtaining feedback from youth via surveys at the schools, CASEY members will compile data and hold future focus groups to further educate Comox Valley youth.

— Comox Valley Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth

 

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