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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Presented by Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Coordinator:  Sara Couture                                                                                                                                         

Length of Course: 16 hours
Course hours: 0830-1600 hours
Date & Location: June 28-29, 2016 at the Vermont Fire Academy

Tuition: $10.00 for Commute or Overnight
Registration:  Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), the nation’s largest service provider to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women, will present its nationally recognized CCIP Train-the-Trainer curriculum. This training will provide foundational knowledge of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic trafficking of youth with regard to language, terms and definitions, criminal behaviors and market forces (supply, demand motivation) as well as the relation of trauma bonds to victims of CSE and domestic trafficking. The training be co-facilitated by retired Det. Alan Krok, veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the stages of change model and how it can be utilized to engage with youth exploited in the commercial sex industry.  Participants will also gain knowledge on best practices in identifying and engaging with CSE and domestically trafficked youth.

This training is sponsored by the Children’s Justice Act Grant.  DCF, Guidance Counselors, and anyone working closely with youth are welcome to register.  This is not solely a law enforcement training.