Using community readiness assessment to prepare communities for effective response to commercial exploitation
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate how to conduct a community readiness assessment with a defined public health problem, such as commercial sexual exploitation. Analyze qualitative data themes towards understanding better the challenges and areas of strength in the community towards addressing commercial sexual exploitation. Discuss the implications of community readiness assessments on how best to engage the community in addressing commercial sexual exploitation.
Keyword(s): Human Rights, Violence
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Heather Wightman is the Founder of RIA House. RIA House aspires to be a home community in Massachusetts for women leaving a life of commercial sexual exploitation. Ms. Wightman has more than 15 years of experience managing federal, state, local human service programs in the area of violence prevention. She received her MSW and MPH from Boston University. Ms. Wightman has served on boards of ACLU of MA, YWCA and Matahari: Eye of the Day.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.