Commercially Sexual Exploited Children (CSEC 101)

This introductory class is designed to help provide training to Child Welfare and Foster Family Agency staff on the topic of Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children/Youth (CSEC/CSEY). Foster youth are at higher risk of exploitation and this class will help staff understand issues related to CSEC/CSEY, risk factors, signs of exploitation, and strategies for supporting youth who have been commercially sexually exploited.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define Commercially Sexually Exploited Children/Youth
  • Identify basic legal issues related to CSEC/CSEY
  • Interpret acronyms of commonly used terms and agencies/initiatives involved in combating human trafficking
  • Identify common physical and behavioral indicators of commercial sexual exploitation as well as risk and warning signs
  • Describe how societal factors contribute to demand for commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth
  • Identify tools that can be utilized in the identification and assessment of victims of trafficking

This course will provide a framework for understanding the issues around CSEC/CSEY as well as how to identify, and address treatment and service needs for youth and develop a response to it within your community and agency.

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