AMBER Alert Webinar Series

AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program Webinar Series


World Perspective on Missing Children

Presented by: Caroline Humer

Director, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)

June 12, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CT

Join us to learn how missing children issues are addressed around the world and about the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach. Gain insights into the available resources for international child abductions.

AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Presented by Jim Walters, Program Administrator; and

Melissa Blasing, Project Coordinator

 AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

June 18, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM CST

Gain an understanding of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018 and the ongoing efforts by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) to support the implementation of this Act. During this webinar, you will learn from past child abduction and exploitation events on tribal lands and the challenges facing tribes in protecting children; review best practices for collaborating with the state AMBER Alert program to bring AMBER Alert to Indian Country, and discuss current resources available through the AATTAP.

Boys: The Forgotten Sex Trafficking Victims

Presented by: Cathy De La Paz

Detective, Dallas, TX, Police Department

July 16, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CST

This webinar will highlight the current system response to young boys victimized through child sex trafficking, demonstrate how boys are trafficked, and discuss the profiles of the traffickers and buyers. Participants will explore current challenges and next steps toward addressing these challenges for an effective response.

About Webinars

AMBER Alert's webinars bring together state, local, and tribal subject matter experts to present and discuss critical issues related to missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Law enforcement and child protection professionals will benefit from information regarding important first response, investigative and multi-agency efforts to swiftly and effectively handle cases of missing and abducted children.

To address the significant problem of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, subject matter experts will identify prevalent types of victimization, risk factors for victimization and signs of possible exploitation among children. Presenters also include trafficking survivors and victim advocates who share their stories and perspectives on developing victim-centered responses in an effort to more effectively serve and support child victims.

Through these webinars, AMBER Alert works to increase collaboration between state, local and tribal communities in combating the problems of missing, abducted and exploited children in order to develop strengthened agency and collaborative responses, and to effectively address the needs of victims.