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.