Date: 6/14/2018, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Solano County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Commercial sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty of identifying youth at risk of trafficking, makes the provision of appropriate treatment and services a challenge for systems that serve youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as a method of screening and identifying commercially sexually exploited youth. The training will describe the structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT and provide a trauma informed framework for understanding and engaging sexually exploited youth. After this training, participants will be able to use the CSE-IT tool.