AMBER Alert Webinar Series

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.

Upcoming Webinars:

Commercial Sex Trafficking – Using Research Findings to Support Investigations

Three-part Webinar Series, Sept 13, 19, 26, 2017
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About this Webinar

This three part series will explore research related to the commercial sex trafficking of minors. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, Ph.D., will present her research findings regarding traffickers, buyers and American Indian persons with an aim to improve system responses to victims. Research analysis will include common characteristics and grooming methods used by the perpetrators of these crimes.

Part I:

September 13, 2017, 2:00-3:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Register for Part I

Part II:

September 19, 2017, 2:00-3:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

Register for Part II

Part III:

September 26, 2017: 2:00-3:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

Register for Part III

Missing Child Alerts: A Look into the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

September 20, 2017; 10:00-10:30 a.m. EST

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide a thorough overview of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and will explain how alerts are sent and who can perform this function. The webinar will help participants in recognizing the capabilities and limitations of Wireless Emergency Alerts and to prepare for success through lessons learned, best practices, and success stories.


Presenter: Mark Lucero, Chief Engineer for the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Office

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