Commercial sexual exploitation impacts many children and families that the child welfare system is meant to support. In this course, you will learn more about the dynamics of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), risk factors and warning signs, and impacts of this experience on survivors. You will learn policy requirements to identify, document, and offer services to these young people, as well as the best practices to engage and support them. The importance of trauma based and culturally relevant work with this population is a theme throughout the course. While the focus is on children and young people, you will likely gain a better understanding of parents you work with who may also have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.
Child Welfare Caseworkers in state and Tribal programs will benefit from this course. Those who work closely with Caseworkers (such as CWTAP, CASA/GAL, or supervisors) may also benefit from the course.
DCYF staff can register for Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children for DCYF (webinar) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.
Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via firstname.lastname@example.org.