Session 2G: Leveraging Community Partnerships for Prevention Education
Track: Research & innovative Practices
This workshop will provide participants with innovative ways to leverage community partnerships with school corporations, school resource officers, towns/cities, and other community non-profits to enhance the impact of prevention education programs. The presenter will use the partnership with Susie's Place Child Advocacy Centers, Plainfield Community School Corporation, the Town of Plainfield, Plainfield Police Department and other local nonprofit organizations as one possible example.
Emily E Perry MSW, LSW
Susie's Place Child Advocacy Centers
Emily Perry is the Founder and Executive Director of Susie's Place Child Advocacy Centers. With three child advocacy center locations serving 35+ Indiana counties annually, Ms. Perry has the pleasure and challenge of working with hundreds of multidisciplinary team members and community partners. Susie's Place serves nearly 1,500 reported child victims annually and provides school-based prevention education programs to nearly 90 schools and 40,000 K-12th grade students each year. Ms. Perry has worked in the field of crimes against children for more than 20 years and has dedicated her career to creating and implementing innovative programs that address the unique and complex needs of children.