Untapped Potential: School Role in Identifying and Responding to CSECY

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. become more knowledgeable about the topic of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth (CSECY).
  2. become educated about what we currently know, and dispel misconceptions about the expectation versus reality of CSECY.
  3. learn from one another as they brainstorm ways to better identify, support, and intervene with youth impacted by CSECY.


This practitioner conversation focuses on the sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSECY) and the roles that schools can play in identifying and supporting survivors. We will open the discussion on the realities of CSE and barriers to identification and treatment by sharing testimonies from community stakeholders who work with youth impacted by CSECY. We will also discuss ways in which schools and practitioners can move toward more effective identification, prevention, and intervention efforts.



Alice C. Mullin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Karina Aragon, University of California, Santa Barbara


Jill Sharkey, PhD


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