CCPE (Community Capacity for Prevention and Education) is a federally funded grant based out of Monroe County, Indiana. Our objective is to provide education and prevention for HIV and substance abuse to residents ages 13-24. We offer free HIV testing as well as evidence based practices (Say It Straight and Lead & Seed) to communities and organizations within our county.
As part of this SAMHSA grant, our objective is to provide 1,400 people ages 13-24 with their HIV status within the next 5 years.
Evidence Based Practices
Say It Straight: 4.5-8 hour workshop that teaches youth and young adults positive communication skills, boundaries, and how to say no under pressure.
Lead & Seed: 4-6 hour workshop designed to get youth involved in positive community change toward education and prevention of substance abuse and bullying.
Counseling, Testing, Referral to Treatment (CTR) + HIV Rapid Test: 30-45 minutes by oral swab – no blood work required! – paired with one-on-one brief counseling to offer support and discuss risk factors associated with HIV.
Matthew Clay, Program Manager
Hometown: Douglasville, Georgia
Education: MS in Educational Psychology, The Florida State University; BS in Psychology, The University of Georiga
Fun fact: Avid college football fan, Go Dawgs!
Why I like working with CCPE: I enjoy working on the CCPE project because it allows me to collaborate with outstanding members of the community, empower fellow Monroe County residents, and ultimately work towards making my new hometown, Monroe County, a better place.
Why I choose to be drug free: I have too many goals and aspirations to risk getting sidetracked with something potentially very dangerous.
Matt is one of about a dozen people in the United States who is a Master Trainer in Say It Straight.
Olivia Myers, Outreach Coordinator
Hometown: Greencastle, Indiana
Education: BA in Journalism-Public Relations, Indiana University
Fun fact: I love to take my cat, Hoo, hiking!
Why I like working with CCPE: CCPE allows me to give back to my community, which is what I’m all about! Bloomington was a great home to me during my four years of undergrad, and I’m excited to stay and help educate teens and young adults about important health issues.
Why I choose to be drug free: I hold myself to incredibly high standards and know that drugs will mess up my life in every single way possible. Plus, I need to be on my A-game in order to take care of Hoo, because she’s a diva.
Carlee Larue, Prevention Specialist
Hometown: Larwill, IN
Education: Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor in Fitness Instruction
Fun fact: No sense of smell
Why I like working with CCPE: They’re a fun and welcoming group that’s laying out a foundation for many prevention programs. This is something that I haven’t seen before, but there’s proof that it’s necessary and it’s working. I like working with a group that’s making a difference!
Why I choose to be drug free: I choose to be drug free because I want the relationships that I have with my friends and family to be strong and clear. I don’t want anything, or anyone, to get in the way of what’s most important to me!
Ashley Judge, Prevention Specialist
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Fun fact: I have a baby chihuahua named Turtle.
Why I like working with CCPE: I get to be in a variety of roles and learn about nonprofit work as well as being able to work with a fabulous team.
Why I choose to be drug free: I can’t take care of my two dogs, school work and my professional development while being under the influence of drugs.