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.
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.
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.