Research Webcast:Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Why Definitions and Linkages Matter for Prevention

What are the links between child sexual abuse and exploitation? What do we need to know so that we can prevent both? Join expert Tink Palmer for this FREE webinar on this high profile topic.

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011


The past fifteen years have seen an increasing use of the term child sexual exploitation (CSE) to refer to a multitude of sexually abusive activities against children. Join us as we explore what we mean when we say CSE and how it is both linked to and different from child sexual abuse (CSA). These distinctions are important for determining how best to formulate prevention messages and develop clear national policies that better protect and safeguard children


In this workshop you’ll learn about: 

  • The evolution of the use of the term child sexual exploitation
  • Working definitions of CSE and CSA
  • Linkages and differences between these
  • How to use this to inform future prevention strategies


Tink Palmer is a social worker who has worked with children and families for nearly four decades, specializing since 1984 in child sexual abuse and exploitation. She is the founder and CEO of the Marie Collins Foundation. Former director of Stop It Now! UK and Ireland, Tink is on the board of Internet Watch Foundation, Childnet-international, ECPAT UK and the Prevention Policy Committee of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Currently, Tink consults with Stop It Now! on a strategy to highlight the fundamental role that preventing child sexual abuse has in addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

What's a Webinar?

A webinar is an online workshop where you watch a presention on the internet and listen to the presenters through the internet or on the telephone.  Our webinar will have live text chat and a question and answer session.

Tink will also present on the same day on Healing for Children Who Have Been Victimized Online.