CSEC Training Moves from Awareness to Intervention as New Curriculum Is Introduced

CSEC 102 is the latest in CalSWEC’s efforts to support the child welfare agencies in their work with children and youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. It follows on the heels of the free online class on identifying CSEC that CalSWEC is hosting.

CSEC 102 is a curriculum that CalSWEC developed in partnership with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Child Welfare Council's CSEC Action Team, and other CSEC experts. The curriculum includes:

  1. a classroom training for social workers and probation officers, and
  2. the content for a convening of multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members who will be working together in support of youth who have been commercially sexually exploited.  

RELATED: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Raising Awareness 

The classroom training provides participants an opportunity to learn and practice engagement skills to more effectively work with children and youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. Built around the Stages of Change model, the training uses interactive discussion and skill practice exercises to help adult learners integrate knowledge and skills and transfer learning into their practice.

The MDT content provides a framework for counties to facilitate a convening of the members who will be working together to serve youth who have been commercially sexually exploited. The guide offers the facilitator an agenda, group activities for the MDT members, and background information about the requirements for MDTs.

The materials are available on the Training page of the CalSWEC CSEC Toolkit.

More Resources

The CSEC Toolkit was developed to raise awareness among the child welfare community about CSEC. CalSWEC was also involved in the development of the CSEC 101 Learning Objectives. CSEC 101 trainings are provided by the Regional Training Academies, community colleges, and other contractors statewide.