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January/February 2017Vol. 17, No. 10Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking

The Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States offers an online training titled Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking. The two-part course is intended for local-level, State, territory, and Tribal child welfare professionals to integrate the course curriculum in their training programs on child and youth sex-trafficking victims. Part one includes four training modules tailored to each of the following professionals: caseworkers, supervisors, administrators and managers, and caregivers. Each module includes a trainer's guide, a video series, PowerPoint presentation, and digital stories from the perspectives of survivors and professionals. Part two includes three modules that focus on intake/investigation workers, ongoing workers, and caregivers. Each module features skill-building activities and accompanying videos.

While the training course is available free of charge, in order to gain access to the page, users must first create a login ID and password. To download part one of the training course or each module individually, visit To download part two or each module individually, visit