Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) & Human Trafficking
In 2013, the Washington State Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5563, an act relating to training school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse. The legislature noted that students benefit when teachers and school staff are trained in identifying and preventing child sexual abuse, commercial sexual abuse of minors, and sexual exploitation of minors.
A coalition of providers was given the task of making educational materials available throughout the state. The final guide, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members, covers the following topics:
- Defining 'Sexual Exploitation' and 'Trafficking'
- What We Know about Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Children and Youth
- The Dynamics of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
- Who's at Risk?
- Warning Signs to Help Identify Pimps/Traffickers
- Warning Signs to Help Identify Victims
- How to Talk with Children and Youth about Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
- What to Do If You Suspect Abuse
- Victim Assistance Resources
- Community Prevention and Intervention
- Laws Addressing Sex Abuse, Exploitation and Sex Trafficking in Washington State
- Reports, Studies and Additional Resources
Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Trafficking of Children and Youth: A Prevention and Intervention Resource Guide for Educators, Parents and Community Members (PDF, 15 pages)
Human Trafficking in America's Schools
Where We Live: A Manual for Engaging Parents, the child sexual abuse curriculum of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is structured in four parts:
- Part One includes an introduction to the principles that ground the curriculum and an overview of these principles based on prevention research.
- Part Two provides advice on planning and preparation.
- Part Three provides the workbook and completion section of the manual for your use.
- Part Four includes some findings from the preliminary evaluation, as well as materials for other programs to begin collecting data and conducting evaluations.