Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - Awareness & Knowledge

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Identifying and Supporting Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
(CSEC) and Youth Trafficking : Part One Awareness and Knowledge.

This program promotes awareness of CSEC and provides foundational knowledge on working with
survivors of CSEC and youth trafficking. This program recognizes youth victims of CSEC as
victims of crime and survivors of abuse, teaches participants to identify the red flags of CSEC
and understand what makes youth vulnerable to exploitation. This module offers additional
information on what resources exist to support trafficked youth locally, and provides language
and methods for engaging youth in health and safety based conversations regarding their
sexual experiences.

Over 500 youth in Tompkins County were reported as homeless or vulnerable to homelessness in 2018 (national findings
indicate that 1 in 5 homeless youth experience commercial sexual exploitation) . This training
program will be co-presented by professionals from local agencies working against sex
trafficking in Tompkins County. This training program is recommended for youth serving
professionals, educators, social workers, law enforcement, and concerned citizens.
This program is FREE and open to the public, but you must pre-register here:
Please contact or call 607-277-3203 ext 318 if you are
interested in learning more.