Training Opportunities

Discover a a variety of no or low cost training opportunities to support your agency and community members, including: staff, multi-disciplinary partners,  youth and caregivers  learn about ways to prevent and address the commercial exploitation of children and young people in California.  *Note: The links to training and resources made available from outside agencies may contain on demand courses or one-time specialized coursework. Views and opinions may not necessarily reflect those of the Calfornia Department of Social Services, Child an Family Policy Institute of California or the Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) Project.

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CDSS Child Trafficking Response Team Funded Training

The California Department of Social Services, Child Trafficking Response Team contracts out training opportunities available to all California Child Welfare Agencies and their Multi-Disciplinary Partners. 


Westcoast Children’s Clinic – Advanced Caregivers Training, 16-hour Training Course  *Now available in Spanish and English.

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Advanced Caregiver Training

Westcoast Children’s Clinic – CSEC 102  – 16 hour training course.

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CSEC 102 - Westcoast Children's Clinic

CalSWEC CSEC 101 ONLINE Course – UCBerkeley Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness Training Course (CSEC 101)

CSEC 101 Online Course - CalSWEC

The Cool Aunt Series Calendar of Events – Includes CEU trainings, TCA Staff Orientations, various other Human Trafficking related trainings and more.

The Cool Aunt Series Training Calendar

UC Davis Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource Evaluation (CAARE) Center and California Department of Social Services Presents an on demand web course for Caregivers of Youth Experiencing Sex Trafficking and Exploitation.  This 3-hour web course includes 3 modules: Information about sex trafficking, Meeting the needs of youth with practical parenting strategies, Secondary traumatic stress and self-care strategies


Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and Los Angeles County Probation Department host monthly training for professionals, community, caregivers, and families. You can learn more by clicking the button below.

Los Angeles DCFS Professional Classes - CAST

PACT Recorded Trainings 

The Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking Project provides virtual learning opportunities throughout the year which are free to child welfare agencies, professionals and other key stakeholders/multi-disciplinary partners on related topics addressing the commercial sexual exploitation and labor trafficking of children and youth. Check out a few of our recorded trainings below.