Upcoming January 2017 Webinars from OJJDP and Fox Valley Amber Alert TTA and MANY

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), in conjunction with Fox Valley AMBER Alert TTA and MANY, is pleased to announce the upcoming free webinars scheduled in January. These webinars offer the latest information on topics of importance to the field and provide opportunities to learn how to access OJJDP’s training and technical assistance resources and services.

The Impact of Social Media in Missing Children Cases

Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Description: This webinar will provide participants with an overview of current trends in social media and the impacts it can have on investigations involving missing and abducted children. The presenter will review social media platforms currently popular with young people and discuss potential evidence that can be garnered through social media in missing child investigations. The webinar also will cover potential problems and barriers in gathering evidence. A case study will be reviewed in which a child was abducted and exploited using social media.

Registration: Please visit the event webpage to register and learn more.


Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Description: In support of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January 2017, OJJDP, in conjunction with MANY and the Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT), will present an interactive webinar to deepen participants’ understanding of commercial sexual exploitation. This 90-minute workshop will discuss specific circumstances that put individuals at risk of victimization and what helps them survive, and even thrive, despite experiences of abuse and exploitation. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the pervasive impacts (biological, physical, psychological, and spiritual) on persons affected by commercial sexual exploitation and celebrate the resiliency evident in the journey from victim to survivor. Participants also will learn about tangible, intentional, and responsible actions that can be taken to support those affected.

Registration: Please visit the event webpage to register and learn more.