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Tue, Nov 23


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Working with System Involved Youth & Families Affected by Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101)

Marya Wright, MSW

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Working with System Involved Youth & Families Affected by Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101)
Working with System Involved Youth & Families Affected by Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101)

Time & Location

Nov 23, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Marya Wright, MSW

Training Description

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101 is an introductory course for those who support system involved youth and families. This course was developed for community providers, social workers, probation officers, advocates, foster care providers and those who work with at-risk children and transitional age youth. CSEC 101 is designed for those who work with girls, boys, and gender non-conforming youth and wish to have an understanding of risk factors and signs of exploitation. This course will provide an in-depth overview to include statistics, legal framework from the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and common myths about involvement in CSEC. By attending this training, participants will be able to identify the demand, recruitment, pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. This training provides an overview of the physical, emotional and social impact within CSEC. This course uses survivor stories, images and videos to illustrate victim identification, engagement and service needs for CSEC. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate how to engage system-involved youth and families who are CSEC.
  • Identify at least 3 examples of CSEC.
  • Identify at least 2 factors that impact men becoming exploiters.
  • Identify at least 4 risk factors for becoming a CSEC victim.


9:00–10:00am  Welcome & Introductions

10:00–10:10am  Agenda, Overview, Objectives and Learning Goals

10:10–10:20am  Define Human Trafficking

10:20–10:30am CSEC Overview

10:30–10:45am  Examples of CSEC

10:45–11:00am  BREAK (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

11:00–11:15am  Risk Factors

11:15am–12:00pm  Pathways of Entry

12:00–1:00pm  LUNCH (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

1:00–2:00pm  The Demand

2:00–2:30pm  Types of Exploiters

2:30–2:45pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

2:45–3:15pm  Identification

3:15–3:30pm  CSEC within Child Welfare

3:30–3:45pm  Questions/Answers

3:45–4:00pm  Evaluation & Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Marya Wright, MSW is registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to obtain her LCSW. Marya is currently employed as a Child Welfare Worker II in the Dependency Investigation Unit. Marya is responsible for conducting investigations and making assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code section 300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation based off clear and convincing evidence of risk to the child and on the legality of Court intervention.

As a graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Marya focused on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing. Marya attended California State University, East Bay and graduated with a master’s degree in social work with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research. Marya has conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care. Marya is currently a part-time lecturer at CSU, East Bay where she teaches Child Welfare Policy. Marya has been able to apply and build these skills across several leadership roles in both private and public sector organizations.

In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Marya has been responsible for training and facilitating, mentoring, coaching, recruitment and retention, consulting, program and curriculum development.

This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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