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APAC Webinar- Recognizing, Rethinking and Responding to Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Online Webinar

This class is designed to help train professionals around the topic of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This class will help participants understand issued related to CSEC, risk factors, signs of exploitation and how to support minors who have been CSEC victims. It has been shown that training, using appropriate interview techniques/questions and being aware of risk factors are keys to the identification of CSEC victims.

* Define commercial sexual exploitation
* Identify the following:
-basic elements of human trafficking laws including Safe Harbor Laws
-basic legal issues related to CSEC
-how human trafficking laws relate to children
-mandatory reporting
-the intersection of CSEC, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) and the juvenile -justice system and child welfare systems
-interpret acronyms of commonly used terms and agencies/initiatives involved in -combatting human trafficking
* Identify common physical and behavioral indicators of CSEC as well as risk factors and warning signs
* Describe how societal factors contribute to demand for CSEC
* Identify tools that can be utilized in the identification and assessment of victims of trafficking including suggested intake questions and interview techniques

Carrie Hill, B.S.
has been a Juvenile Probation Officer in Jefferson County since 2005. During her career, she has held several specialized caseloads to include pre-adjudication, DHR, and Human Trafficking. She is Co-Chair of the Child Trafficking Solutions Project – a coalition of local government and community partners working together to combat Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the Greater Birmingham Metro Area. As co-chair of this project, Carrie has trained nearly 3000 first responders on recognizing human trafficking to include the entire Birmingham and Bessemer Police Departments, Jefferson County DHR, Jefferson County Family Court, medical personnel and other organizations around the state. She also started the VOICES docket in Jefferson County – a specialized docket designed to address the complex needs and high-risk factors of children determined to be at high risk for, or already involved in, human trafficking. Carrie is trained in Motivational Interviewing and is a Certified Forensic Interviewer. Prior to her career at Family Court, she worked in the Mental Health field providing In-Home counseling services to children who were at risk of being removed from the home, and their families.

As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification can be purchased for $10 for live participation.
Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 45 minutes to account for possible technical difficulties or delay.)
You will be provided a link to join the webinar but also an audio number in the event you do not have computer speakers/audio. Participants who only join through the phone number only will not be eligible for continuing education verification.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot attend the live webinar, notify us at before the conclusion of the training and we can issue a refund for continuing education cost. Unfortunately, we cannot issue credits for future events.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $10.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at, or call 866-803-2722.

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