Free Online Class on Identifying Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth (CSEC) Is Hosted by CalSWEC

free online class focusing on the identification of Commercially Sexually Exploitation of Children and Youth (CSEC) is now available. The CSEC module is part of the larger Human Trafficking Online Training Module: Awareness, Education, Prevention, and Child Welfare developed by the Public Child Welfare Training Academy (PCWTA) for a target audience of child welfare social workers and probation officers. 

RELATED: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Raising Awareness 

CalSWEC is hosting the free online class in collaboration with its partners at PCWTA.

The CSEC awareness module includes three components:

  • Module Pre-Assessment,
  • CSEC Training Module
  • Module Post-Assessment

At the end of the module, people who take the online class may print their Certificate of Completion for their records. NOTE: Because this module will not retain any identifying information within a database, people  who fail to print their Certificate of Completion will have no record of participation.  

RELATED: Multi-System Collaboration to Fight Epidemic Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

RELATED: Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Toolkit

Supporting Awareness of CSEC
California is home to three of the nation’s 13 High Intensity Child Prostitution Areas (HICPAs), according to the FBI—the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego metropolitan areas. CalSWEC has been tasked with supporting the state in its efforts to raise awareness among the child welfare community on the issue of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). To this end, it has developed the Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Toolkit. It is also was involved in the development of CSEC 101 Learning Objectives. CSEC 101 trainings are provided by the Regional Training Academies, community colleges, and other contractors statewide.

CalSWEC  is developing a CSEC 102 curriculum to be available next year.