Division 56 → Div56 Member - $50 3hr CE Option

Understanding, Assessment & Treatment of CSEC Survivors Workshop-- Member CE

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Public Law 114-22 (Effective May 29, 2017) required all mandated reporters to report any suspected and confirmed cases of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children [CSEC] to Child Welfare Services (CWS) and/or Law Enforcement. This three-hour workshop will introduce CSEC and then provide practical assessment techniques to distinguish between high-risk and confirmed survivors of sex trafficking, both children and adolescents. Individual and group treatment guidelines and techniques will be provided. Case studies and participant interaction will be encouraged.

Presented by:
George F. Rhoades, Jr., Ph.D. & Shantae Williams, PsyD.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the signs of a CSEC child or adolescent.
2. Participants will be shown an assessment protocol that involves relevant history, court records, and assessment tools.
3. Participants will be shown individual and group protocols for CSEC Treatment.

Dr. Rhoades is the Head of the HOPE Team in Hawaii providing all the Sex Trafficking Trauma Assessments for the Department of Health and Child Welfare Services for girls, boys and transgender children, adolescents, and adults. He developed the CSEC Scale for Adolescents, utilized in the Hawaii Family Court System. Dr. Rhoades is a clinical psychologist and is the Chair of Division 56's Webinar and Continuing Education Committees. Dr. Rhoades also served as the first Diversity Co-Chair for Division 56 when the division was founded. Dr. Shantae Williams is the Clinical Program Administrator for the Susannah Wesley Community Center’s Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP-Hawaii) which serves trafficked through intensive case management and outpatient treatment. Dr. Williams is also the Curriculum Director and creator of the Pacific Survivor Center’s Sex Trafficking Outreach Prevention Program (STOPP). She provides introductory through advanced level training on various topics to include trauma and sex trafficking. Dr. Williams is driven to combat trafficking through direct victim services, awareness, prevention, therapeutic intervention, and education.

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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever