2013 Human Trafficking Webinar Dates
Today, in the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 children annually are being lured into the commercial sex industry and sold for profit. While service providers often have the best access to the most at-risk and victimized youth in our communities, a lack of understanding of this issue coupled with inadequate training impedes the identification of exploited children.
In collaboration with a group of national experts, COA is working to address the issue of human trafficking by educating the public about important practices related to prevention, identification, training and response. To support this initiative, COA is offering free live webinars on the topic of human trafficking available to anyone interested in learning more about this problem and how to respond in their community.
What is Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and How Does it Relate to Your Work?
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
Thursday, February14, 2013 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
COA in partnership with Love146, a non-profit human rights organizatiothat works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through advocacy, prevention, and aftercare.
Free for everyone!
Nicole von Oy, MSW, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Love146
Here’s how to register:
Visit the training calendar then use the search and filter feature and search by “Training Type”, which is ‘Webinar’. Check the box next to the title of this training and click “Register for Selected” next to the date that works for you. An email with a link to this training will be sent upon completion of the registration process.
- An overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Human Trafficking (statistics, definitions, changing the language we use)
- What is the scope and nature of the problem?
- Who are the victims and understanding risks and vulnerabilities
- What is the impact of CSEC on the mind, body and spirit?
- Signs and Red Flags
- What can you do? What is your responsibility?
- Practices highlighted in COA’s Standards that human service organizations can implement in response to this issue
Nicole von Oy, MSW is the Love146 US Training & Outreach Coordinator. In this role she is responsible for the TIME Model, which includes training adult professionals on issues of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children as well as mentoring and implementing prevention education with adolescents. She currently facilitates the My Life, My Choice and Tell Your Friends curricula in schools and residential/congregate care settings across Connecticut and mentors survivors of sexually exploitation.
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