Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families employs Youth Advocates (individuals with lived experience) to serve our CSEC (Commercial Sexually Exploited Children) population. The core framework of the program focuses on implementing the Seeking Safety Curriculum, emphasizing a harm reduction approach, and collaborating with agency team members and external partners. The goal is to support youth up to age 21 who have a history of exploitation, are at risk, or are currently being exploited. Our program’s youth advocates use their lived experience as well as trauma-informed practices to address the youth’s individual needs while also building upon their strengths, and skills, and developing their connections with natural support systems and community.

Vulnerable Groups:
  • Youth in foster care

  • LGBTQIA+ Youth

  • Youth on probation

  • Youth who have experienced unstable/inconsistent environments

  • Generational trauma around sexual trauma

It’s important to note that although these groups are at a higher risk, vulnerabilities can present themselves in a multitude of ways that may not be listed. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team for support in determining if a CSEC referral is necessary.

Referral Process:

Please fill out the CSEC Referral Form, and submit to or call (916) 344-0199.