Training & Resources

Live, Instructor-Led Training (Virtual)

  • Real-time interactive training
  • Participate during scheduled dates/times
  • Collaborate with instructors and participants via webcam and mic
  • Certificate of Completion (full attendance required)
Online training

‘On Demand’

  • Available anytime 24/7
  • Work at your own pace
  • Narrated instruction, scenarios, video, and downloadable resources
  • Certificates of Completion (released once all activity is completed)
Onsite training


  • Classroom/onsite training
  • Scheduled trainings open for registration
  • Request training courses be brought to your area
Stack of training books


  • Resources from AATTAP and its partners for:
  • Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Family and Community
  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals

Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | Puerto Rico | January 16-18, 2023

"An excellent training on how to implement and prepare the CART program. I appreciated the step-by-step preparation, and the clear and precise information on building a proper team. CART is an awe-inspiring and impactful program that involves multiple agencies as well as citizens. Excellent!"
"In the event of a missing child, I will be able to provide more assistance because of the skills I learned."

CART training in Puerto Rico photo collage
CATE 1-19-23

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise - Live, Virtual Training for Arkansas | January 19, 2023

"The training was excellent and allowed us to see what a real call out would look like and how to break down each step to ensure that we were being on target with using our resources wisely and most effectively."
"The interactive feature of the course is amazing. It allows for each agency to share their available resources and methods."

Tabletop scenario exercise
CATE 1-10-23

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise (CATE) in Indian Country | January 10, 2023

"I was appreciative of the knowledge and the way it was projected out to the entire class. Your instructors were knowledgeable, and it showed on the way they presented themselves, talked and listened, and answered questions as well."

Male and female law enforcement officers discussing a tabletop training exercise
CATE 12/12/22

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise | December 12, 2022

"I liked the cohesive and collaborative approach as we utilized each person’s experience and expertise to fulfill the role they will have during and actual activation and deployment."
"It was great to work with just our team so we could problem solve like we would in a real life situation using our own resources. I also appreciated the incorporation of team discussion as we were briefed by the instructor about each piece of the incident."

Participants listening to female instructor in a classroom.
R-ARM-HREMC 12/8/22

Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children | December 8, 2022

"This training was both enlightening and informative."
"The instructors all displayed advanced knowledge and were engaging to listen to."
"I appreciated the critical thinking required in groups and the case study information."

K9 handler and his search dog
SCOCA 11/30-12/1/22

Search and Canvass Operations in Child Abductions | Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2022

"The course provided relevant information from credible law enforcement professionals!"
"I really liked learning about available technology and how to obtain digital evidence from different sources."
"I appreciated that the training covered a variety of topics relating to child abductions."

K-9 Officer with dog, searching along river bank
IRST 11/14/22

Initial Response Strategies & Tactics for Responding to Missing Children | November 14, 2022

"The course provided very effective and necessary materials for any agency. The training materials can be brought back and used with fellow detectives."
"The instructors all did an excellent job; the course was packed full of information."
"The course presented from real-life events that we could draw usable information from."

California Highway Patrol


WHAT OUR TRAINING OFFERS: Learning and development to improve the response of local, regional, state, and tribal law enforcement and other child protection professionals when children are missing, abducted and sexually exploited or trafficked.

OUR GOAL: To help you increase collaboration, improve skills, and develop effective policies and best practices to protect and safely recover endangered, missing, abducted and exploited children.

HOW TRAINING IS DELIVERED: AMBER Alert onsite/classroom training courses can be hosted by local, regional, state and tribal law enforcement training academies, agencies, or organizations.AMBER Alert on demand/online training is available 24/7 for self-paced work from any internet-enabled device.  We encourage you to collaborate with your law enforcement, public safety and non-profit partners to identify your training needs and bring training to your community. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: We can work with you to identify and assess problems, evaluate and address them, and develop or deliver training and/or resources to resolve them. Technical assistance can cover anything from review and improvement of policy and procedures, development of policy and related operational resources, and other customized approaches to improving your agency, team or jurisdiction's readiness and capacity to respond to cases of endangered, missing, abducted and exploited children.