What do we really know about the dynamics of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) when a caregiver or family member is directly selling sex with their child for profit? This webinar will explore the commonalities found in victims of family-facilitated CSEC compared to third-party CSEC. The presenter will delve into the identity and modus operandi of familial traffickers, and examine the challenges of family-facilitated CSEC victim identification and long-term outcomes.
Prosecuting sex trafficking of minor cases is difficult, in part because victims are unstable. Join us for this webinar to discuss building an investigation that allows the prosecutor to go to trial, even if the victim is unable to testify.
Gain a better understanding of the child pornography collector and dispel the “it’s just pictures” myth. Discussion will include an overview of studies highlighting the potential correlation between those who collect child pornography and those who molest children, and hear of the devastating and long-term impact on victims. You will learn about the benefits of child pornography investigator’s participation in a multidisciplinary team response, and the role of Mandated Reporters.
Gain a basic understanding of gang dynamics and the movement of gangs into the trafficking of children. Recognize the similarities and differences between gang related and gang motivated child sex trafficking versus traditional sex trafficking models as relates to recruiting, victimization, control and the methods of combating gang trafficking.
Investigating a child sex trafficking case while recognizing the need for advocacy throughout the process can be a challenge both for law enforcement and for advocates. Explore the different perspectives each bring to their contacts with victims. Identify 5 core values of partnership which will enable you to have a successful and productive team as you serve the most vulnerable of victims. Examine a victim’s perspective of a law enforcement-led advocacy team and hear how it impacted her life.
Gain an understanding of child sex trafficking victim dynamics, perspectives on sex traffickers and how human trafficking is the second most profitable crime in the world. Case examples will be utilized throughout the course to highlight real world examples of child sex trafficking.
Gather step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for an interview with specific focus on important content, what topics to explore, and tips for ending an interview.
Develop a multidisciplinary team approach for responding to child sex trafficking cases that result in prosecution. Discuss topics such as search warrants, what charges to bring and other considerations and/or prosecutions issues. Explore victim-centered approaches and strategies to deal with the unexpected.
Learn the complex dynamics involved in a child sex trafficking interview. Gain an understanding of the impact of trauma bonding and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as they relate to traffickers recruiting and controlling minors. Recognize why the CST business model is important and how adolescent development plays apart in both trafficking and the interview process.
Learn the importance of preparations as it relates to location, timing, observers and choosing the interviewer. Students will be able to list content that will be valuable to discuss during in a team meeting prior to the forensic interview. Dynamics for the alleged victim when scheduling the interview will be considered and documentation methods will be examined.