The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) endexploitationmovement.com/
Dr. Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, specifically sexual exploitation. Dr. Cooper holds faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a consultant and Board member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Dr. Cooper actively evaluates victims of child abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. She has been an expert witness in more than 300 court proceedings.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) is focused on bringing a diverse spectrum of people together to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation. Members of the coalition create a unified front when faced with these seemingly insurmountable issues. As of September 2014, there are 280 national, state and local organizations in the Coalition.
CESE combines child advocacy, Internet safety, pro-family, prevention, education, women’s rights and feminist activists, recovery groups, law enforcement, anti-trafficking groups, state policy, and technology groups together, as well as health and science experts and religious leaders.
Sexual exploitation encompasses:
• Sex trafficking of adults and children
• Pornography: the users & performers
• Sexually oriented businesses
• Sexual assault
• Violence against women
• Sexualization of children
• Child sexual abuse
• Child porn
• Sexual coercion
• Sexual addiction/compulsivity