CS100 Identification and Intervention in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of C



This is an online course facilitated through Canvas. You will be provided with access details to the course portal, which includes lecture slides, readings, videos, and exercises to work through. Once completed, you will receive a certificate from St. James Research Centre.




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.

  • Introduction to CSEC

  • History of Human Trafficking

  • Impacts of CSEC on Children

  • Impacts of CSEC on Communities

  • Assessing Risk and Vulnerability

  • Utilising the Community-Based Risk Assessment Tool

  • Identification and Intervention

  • CSEC in Foster Care

  • Identifying and Targeting Stakeholders in the Service Industry 

  • Human Trafficking from a Public Health Perspective

  • Human Trafficking from an Economics Perspective

  • Developing Effective Organizational Policies to Combat CSEC

CS100 Identification and Intervention in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of C