Agents of Change: Tools for Frontline Workers to End Sexual Exploitation of Children. Level 3: Agents of Change Taking Action
This is the third and final Level of Agents of Change. If you haven't completed the Agents of Change, Level 1 and Level 2 courses, you can enroll by clicking Discover New Courses above. Agents of Change is the online course brought to you by ECPAT International (Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children) and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children-ICMEC, to equip you with the tools you need to better support and protect child victims of sexual exploitation. Through this free of charge, self-paced training series, you will gain the specialized knowledge and tools to effectively identify, prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse.
About This Course
Did you know that child victims of sexual exploitation often report that they did not feel that the adults they spoke to handle their case with care?
In this course you will learn the basics of child protection laws, and the most effective approaches to support children who are victims of child sexual exploitation, and the necessary tools to understand and support victims’ needs.
Level 3 of Agents of Change is designed to provide you with specific tools to understand how sexual exploitation of children is prevented, how to assist presumed victims, how to coordinate with other actors and institutions, and how to enforce judicial cooperation in facilitating access to justice.
The first module describes specific actions to address sexual exploitation of children, such as prevention, assistance to victims and judicial cooperation. This will enable you to better understand the victim centered approach in practice, by learning about the work in Multi-Disciplinary Teams, the experience of the Child Advocacy Centres in the US and the Barnahus model in Europe, Forensic Interviewing, and the role of the child victim’s advocate. The closing module of the course is focused on how to understand the inevitable cost of fighting sexual exploitation of children and to prevent and minimise its impact on agents of change.