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Sex Trafficking Training

This course is designed for local departments of social services staff and community partners within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose of this training is to raise awareness regarding the impact of human trafficking - notably commercial sex trafficking - on our vulnerable youth in foster care, runaways, and those experiencing abuse, or neglect, or other family dysfunction in their homes. Federal and state efforts to combat this problem are outlined and in conjunction with strategies for local detection and intervention. This course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete and will cover the following:

  • Defining human trafficking
  • Defining Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
  • Recognizing at-risk populations
  • Distinguishing vulnerabilities of children in the child welfare system
  • Identifying victims in the child welfare system
  • Developing response plans after identification and providing intervention services
  • Defining the Prudent Parent Standard

CWSE4000: Identifying Sex Trafficking in Child Welfare

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