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CS300 Principles in Helping Trafficked and Exploited Children



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.


This course can be taken for a certificate or audited. For a certificate, you will participate in weekly reflection papers and a final assignment. If you are auditing this course, you will only need to attend lectures. 

Course Outline


  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



June 4th - 21st 2024

Lectures Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 3pm BST




You are eligible to join as an undergraduate or graduate level student enrolled in a university, or a student who is entering or who has just finished an academic programme. B2 English (Upper Intermediate) ESL proficiency certificate or equivalent proficiency in the English language is required. 




  • In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland - GBP 1175
  • Online Learning - GBP 750*


* UK nationals receive a 70% discount on all courses (use code 'SJRCUK' at checkout)
* Students who enrol in online courses and do not require USA university credit and transcript receive a 70% discount (use code 'SJRCDISCOUNT' at checkout)

CS300 Principles in Helping Trafficked and Exploited Children

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