May 25th commemorates National Missing Children’s Day. On this day, the Department of Justice, public agencies, and private organizations have gathered in communities throughout the country to renewing their commitment to find missing children, celebrating heartwarming stories of recovery, and honoring those whose tragic loss remains in our hearts and memories.
In recognition of Missing Children’s Day and its associated activities, the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program (MECP) has partnered with the AMBER Alert Training program to increase awareness on missing children and child trafficking.
This webinar presentation will demonstrate the correlation and commonalities between the unknown missing child, chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, abducted children, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Participants will be provided with information regarding the dynamics of child sex trafficking, cumulative risk factors and how these affect the child and the system/community response. Panelists will provide participants information on developing community responses to effectively respond to and provide services for this vulnerable population.