NJ DCF Partnership: Prevention Programs & Trainings
Introductory Training Options:
- Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101: Overview & Prevention
This full-day training, delivered by ChildWIN, provides an overview of human trafficking in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This training includes information about the scope of commercial sexual exploitation in the U.S., risk factors for exploitation, indicators for identifying victims, state and national resources, and prevention strategies.
Stay tuned for future trainings! Check back here or on ChildWIN’s website.
PCA-NJ Human Trafficking Prevention Program Curriculum Trainings:
Through its partnership with DCF, PCA-NJ is able to offer the following national programs, leading the way to prevent exploitation of youth. These Facilitator Trainings equip professionals with the skills and materials necessary to facilitate these prevention programs with youth at DCF-contracted facilities:
- My Life My Choice Exploitation Prevention Curriculum Facilitator Training: This two-day training provides you with everything you need to facilitate this 10-session psychoeducational prevention program for girls between ages 12-18 that are at disproportionate risk of commercial sexual exploitation. The My Life My Choice Exploitation Prevention Curriculum is Evidence-Informed and proven effective in reducing the risk of commercial sexual exploitation. It was also the first comprehensive, survivor-led prevention curriculum in the country. This nationally-acclaimed curriculum aims to change girls’ attitudes and perceptions of the commercial sex industry, as well as build self-esteem and personal empowerment.
If you are a New Jersey-based Survivor Expert with lived experience of commercial sexual exploitation, we are offering a full scholarship to this training! Download the scholarship flyer here.
- Empowering Young Men to End Exploitation Facilitator Training: This two-day training prepares facilitators to use the 4-session program for boys ages 14-18 and to challenge youth to examine constructs of masculinity, gender roles, media, and social norms. It also encourages youth to examine violence and oppression of women at large and specific vulnerabilities associated with sexual exploitation to assist in building empathy and accountability. The program is a powerful tool in helping to empower young men to become allies in preventing the exploitation of others. Check back for future dates!
- I AM 1:1 Clinical Toolkit for Healthy Identities Facilitator Training: This two-day curriculum training provides therapists, counselors, & other clinical professionals with the tools to educate at-risk youth about commercial sexual exploitation through an interactive, 10-session curriculum to be utilized during one-on-one clinical sessions. The primary training goals are to increase staff efficacy in assessing and addressing issues of racism, youth violence, and sexual exploitation in a manner that achieves permanency, safety, and well-being for youth. The two-day training would cover both of the I AM curricula – for young men and young women. Both infuse life experiences to reach youth and are designed to create an environment where youth can safely explore societal expectations, media, oppression, self-esteem, and healthy decision making. Check back for future dates!
- LGBT CSEC Prevention Module Facilitator Training: This new one-module group curriculum training explores the intersection between exploitation, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The module highlights a dynamic process with many exercises to help the youth identify their own knowledge and bias around exploitation. The curriculum uses active group process guided by supportive adults to prevent the exploitation of this high-risk population. Check back for future dates!