Susie’s Place, Emily Perry earn award from NCA for pandemic prevention work

Susie’s Place and Executive Director Emily Perry have been recognized by the National Children’s Alliance for special prevention and outreach work done earlier this year.

Susie’s Place would like to thank the NCA for its recognition of our body safety and abuse prevention work.

A full story is available on the Indiana Chapter’s website. It reads, in part:

As Executive Director of Susie’s Place, Emily Perry began moving beyond wondering and into strategic action. Perry recalls, “As these conversations were happening about kids that didn’t have safe, trusted adults, we asked what kind of access do we have to youth, to trusted adults, and to be able to help people report concerns?”

The answer was an outreach blitz and converting their already popular “Body Safety” training program, long offered in many west-central Indiana schools, into a virtual program suitable for all ages during the lockdown. 

Key partners, like Sheltering Wings, a domestic violence shelter and recovery program in Hendricks County, also contributed. “When we approached them about this initiative, it seemed like a no-brainer to bring Sheltering Wings into this because they knew their services were going to be impacted by the stay at home orders like we were,” says Perry.

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