Support for Sexually Exploited Minors

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

Due to the age of the material, this course will be discontinued from our library on 5/09/2019.


CE Course Description

Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States are frequently overlooked, misunderstood, and unaddressed domestic problems that not only are illegal activities, but also result in immediate and long-term physical, mental, and emotional harm to victims and survivors.  This CE course examines emerging strategies for preventing and identifying these crimes, for assisting and supporting victims and survivors, and for addressing exploiters and traffickers.

Author:  Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.  (2013, September).  Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.  Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Summarize recommendations to increase awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States.

2.  Give the crimes committed against children and adolescents that are considered commercial sexual exploitation and/or sex trafficking of minors.

3.  Analyze the most significant barriers to preventing, identify, and responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.

4.  List three elements of a trauma-informed system of care.

5.  Identify the population that is often overlooked as being at risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

6.  Describe the focus of the most current prevention efforts.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Problem

a.  The Definition Issue

b.  Guiding Principles

c.  Extent of the Problem

d.  Risk Factors

e.  Consequences

2.  How Victim and Support Services Can Help

a.  Child Welfare

b.  Federal and State Governments

c.  Multisector and Interagency Efforts

3.  Approaches and Challenges to Service Provision

a.  Approaches to the Provision of Services

b.  Challenges to Service Provision

4.  Recommended Strategies

a.  Increase Awareness and Understanding

b.  Strengthen the Law's Response

c.  Strengthen Research on Prevention and Intervention

d.  Support Collaboration

e.  Support Information Sharing

 5.  Barriers to Identification of Victims and Survivors

a.  Lack of Understanding

b.  Lack of Disclosure

c.  Potential and Perceived Complications Related to Mandated Reporting

d.  Lack of Policies and Protocols

6.  How Health Care Professionals Can Help

a.  Models of Care

b.  Education and Training of Health Care Professionals

c.  Tools for Identification of Victims

d.  Health Care of Victims and Survivors: Management and Treatment

e.  Multisector and Interagency Efforts



Date Added: 2016-09-14

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