CS300 Identification and Intervention in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Therapy Session

Course Description

Summer Session 2022

June 27th - August 5th

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm

Fall Session 1 2022

August 29th - October 7th

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm





Charity Watters



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In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland

Online Distance Learning

The deadline to apply for this course in Summer 2022 is May 27th, 2022. The deadline to apply for this course in Fall Session 1 2022 is July 29th, 2022.


Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a type of human trafficking that includes any sexual activity involving a child in exchange for something of value, or promise thereof, including money, shelter, food, drugs, etc. CSEC is related to a number of issues, including child sexual abuse (CSA) and sexual exploitation of children (SEC). As awareness of human trafficking has increased, there are a growing number interventions that prevent CSEC and provided services to survivors. This course provides an introduction and overview in the identification and intervention in CSEC, including impacts of CSEC, common signs, assessing risk, CSEC in foster care, and CSEC from a public health perspective. This course is especially suitable for students and professionals working in child-care, teachers, foster care agencies, and health care workers.

  1. Introduction to CSEC

  2. Impacts of CSEC on Children

  3. Impacts of CSEC on Communities

  4. Assessing Risk and Vulnerability

  5. Identification of Victims

  6. CSEC and Foster Care

  7. Human Trafficking from a Public Health Perspective

  8. Human Trafficking from an Economics Perspective

  9. Common Interventions

  10. Developing Effective Organisational Policies to Combat CSEC

  11. Aftercare and Trauma-Informed Care for CSEC

  12. Anti-Modern Slavery Policies