Agents of Change: Tools for Frontline Workers to End Sexual Exploitation of Children. Level 2: The Faces of Sexual Exploitation of Children
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About This Course

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Agents of Change is the online course brought to you by ECPAT International (Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children) and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children-ICMEC, to equip you with the tools you need to better support and protect child victims of sexual exploitation. Through this free of charge, self-paced training series, you will gain the specialized knowledge and tools to effectively identify, prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The Agents of Change course is a specialized, victim-centred training for professionals including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Criminal justice professionals
  • Child protection authorities
  • Members of civil society organizations working in child protection


This course has three levels, and it is recommended to complete each one to advance to the following. Level 1 provides the basic foundations on child protection and the global efforts to end sexual exploitation of children. In this Level 2 you will learn more about how sexual exploitation of children takes place, its forms, and about victims and perpetrators. When you complete these first two levels, you will be ready to take Level 3, where you will learn how to address sexual exploitation of children and gain tools to bring the best interest of children as a guiding principle into your work.


This second level of Agents of Change, world-renowned experts will speak about:

  • Offenders in sexual exploitation of children
  • A victim-centered approach
  • Interaction between online and offline environments in sexual exploitation of children
  • Sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism
  • Trafficking of children
  • Victim identification

Course Details

  • Duration: Level 2: Approximately 6 hours

The Agents of Change course brings you the voices of world-renowned experts:

  • Dr. Peter Collins, Forensic Psychiatrist, Ontario Police Department, Canada
  • Mr. Michael Moran, Coordinator of the Crimes Against Children Department and Sub-Director of the Trafficking in Human Beings Department, Interpol
  • Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Medical Director, ICMEC
  • Mr. Michael Johnson, retired US Police Detective
  • Ms. Thelma Dhaje, National Manager, Child Helpline Tanzania
  • Dr. Geeta Sekhon, Child Protection Expert
  • Mr. John Carr, Senior Technical Advisor, ECPAT International
  • Mr. John Pizzuro, retired New Jersey State Police
  • Ms. Amy Crocker, Advisor-Online Sexual Exploitation of Children, ECPAT International
  • Ms. Gabriela Kuhn, Head of Programme-Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, ECPAT International
  • Ms. Stella Cárdenas, Director, ECPAT Colombia-Fundación Renacer
  • Mr. Wolf Alexandrovich, Manager, Hoteles Estelar Colombia
  • Mr. Carlos Andrés Pérez, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Headquarters
  • Mr. Mukundi Mutasa, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Headquarters
  • Mr. Ricardo Valdés, Director, Capital Humano y Social Alternativo, Peru
  • Ms. Astrid Winkler, Director, ECPAT Austria

About Us

This course is brought to you through the collaborative efforts of two international child protection organizations, ECPAT International and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. By sharing our global experiences and proven best practices, we hope to equip Agents of Change around the world to better defend children.

About ECPAT International

ECPAT International is a non-governmental organization and the only children’s rights network that is solely focused on ending the sexual exploitation of children. With over 122 civil society organisations in 104 countries, together we advocate for a stronger legal environment to protect children, partner with the private sector to prevent their services from being misused, we research to better understand this crime, and we help survivors and victims' voices to be heard in political decision making – and to better understand their rights. For more information go to

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working to make the world a safer place for all children by defending against child sexual exploitation, abuse, and the risk of going missing. Headquartered in the United States, ICMEC works with partners globally to develop research, technologies, and educational resources to aid in the search and recovery of children who are missing, fight online exploitation, and empower caring professionals, institutions, and communities to protect children from all forms of sexual abuse. For more information go to

This course was developed with the support of:

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Defense for Children International – ECPAT Netherlands
  • Irish Aid
  • U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Special thanks to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for providing valuable content for these lessons.
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