Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth

Project Overview

9th Funding Cycle Development Award
Project Start Date: 1/1/2014
Project End Date: 12/31/2015
Award Amount: $158,276

Project Goal Statement: The goal of this project is to improve the identification and treatment of youth involved in human trafficking by developing policies and procedures to improve and provide comprehensive health and mental health care throughout Milwaukee.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Bruce Kamradt, Children's Mental Health Services - Wraparound Milwaukee
Additional Community Partners:

  • Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • Rethink Resources
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Wendi Ehrman, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: Tia Medley, APN, Department of Pediatrics

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2014 - August 2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Wraparound Milwaukee

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed a resource guide, project website and protocol for contacting agencies when trafficking is reported
    • Conducted round table discussion on the needs of youth who have been sexually exploited
    • Presented early identification, risk factors and information on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) to middle and high school students and staff
    • Presented  community resources to parents and children at a Community Learning Center
    • Participated in co-panelist presentation for Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Presentations
    • Participated in co-panelist presentation on CSEC at MCW
    • Conducted webinar presentation titled “Missed Opportunities: The Medical Response to Sex Trafficking of Minors”
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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