Continuing Education: Understanding and Responding to commercial sexual exploitation of youth (CSEY).
Every day, young people are deceived, manipulated, coerced, and forced into the commercial sex industry. This multibillion-dollar industry is inherently harmful and systematically targets the most vulnerable in our communities.
My Life My Choice’s full-day introductory training gives service providers, law enforcement, and youth-serving professionals the tools needed to better understand, identify, respond, and ultimately, better serve victims of the commercial sexual exploitation of youth (CSEY).
Understand the local and national picture of commercial sexual exploitation of youth.
Gain knowledge on recognizing an exploiter and common recruitment tactics used to groom youth.
Understand the physical, mental, and emotional impact of commercial sexual exploitation.
Understand the roles racism, classism, sexism, and gender-based violence play in perpetuating this form of child abuse Learn to utilize the Stages of Change Model in working with commercially exploited youth.
Understand individual roles in identifying victims and responding to disclosures.