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Identification and Assessment of Victims of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Line-workers, Supervisors, Managers

Description of Course: Identification & Assessment of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation is designed to give a broad overview of Human Trafficking, narrowing in on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (including youth in the foster care system) and the different forms of trafficking they may be involved in. In addition, it provides a background to understand the factors that contribute to the initial recruitment and ongoing victimization of young people by traffickers. Identification and assessment of victims is addressed and the training session concludes with a focus on appropriate and effective response, national and local resources that are available. The course will use lecture, small group discussion, short video clips as well as application activities.

Intended Objectives:

  • Define human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children and how they are related
  • Describe the dynamics involved that contribute to the victimization of young people by sex traffickers
  • Utilize effective tools in the identification and assessment of victims of trafficking
  • Identify resources both nationally and locally available to intervene, assess and treat
    those affected by the commercial sexual exploitation of children

Topics Include:

  • What is Human Trafficking?
  • What is Child Sex Trafficking and what makes children vulnerable?
  • The Pimp Subculture
  • Familial Sex Trafficking
  • Latino Sex Trafficking Networks
  • Contributing Issues
  • Trafficking Assessment
  • Providing a Trauma-Sensitive Approach
  • What is the San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Explotiation?
  • Human Trafficking Resources
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