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Working with Sexually Exploited Minors

This training is designed to provide you with an understanding and awareness of the complexities involved with child sexual exploitation (CSE) issues. The course aims to give you the knowledge to be able to recognize potential cases of CSE and understand what constitutes best practice in responding to your concerns.

Child sexual exploitation is an issue that affects thousands of young people every year, so it is essential that those people with safeguarding responsibilities have an awareness of how young people may be targeted, implicated and affected by CSE.

About the Trainer:

Vanessa Russell has instructed children in the area of dance, teaching hundreds from age 3 to 25, in lyrical, flags, hip hop, and mime since 2000. In 2010 one of her 15 year old dance students was sold into human trafficking. Although she was eventually located and is now being restored to health, Vanessa has encountered many others who, like her student, were US born women, men and children trapped in modern day slavery.

Her response was to launch Love Never Fails, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration, education and protection of people at risk of or currently being sexually exploited. Since launching the program Love Never Fails she has educated thousands of children and community members and opened two homes which provide safe housing for 26 women and up to 40 children a year.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancelation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone (510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email (, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at