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Date: April 9, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
Location: Lodi, CA
Participants: Professionals working within all facets of child abduction.


Course Description

The California Child Abduction Training Project has created a hybrid Multi-disciplinary Child Abduction Intervention & Resource Training. This event introduces participants to a multi-disciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. The training provides an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children. The goals of this training are to increase awareness and ability to respond to a child abduction, promote collaboration between agencies to develop a more coordinated response and understand the importance each discipline plays in child abduction.

The course consists of viewing 6 pre-recorded modules followed by participation in the live training event presented by members of the California Child Abduction Task Force on April 9, 2024. Participants must complete all online modules and attend the in person event in order to receive a certificate of completion and POST credit.

Topics will include:

  • Law Enforcement Responsibilities

  • Prosecutor Response & Resources

  • International Child Abduction Cases / Hague

  • FBI Child Abduction Response Plan

  • Missing Children and Unidentified Persons System

  • Communication & Resources for Families of Missing Children


The panel will consist of the California Child Abduction Task Force members. View more information on the members.

Additional Information

A link to view the pre-recorded modules will be sent to you after you register. Once all 6 modules have been completed, you will receive a confirmation letter with pertinent details for the in-person event.

This training is FREE OF CHARGE. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging, and all meal expenses. Lunch is NOT provided.

Continuing Education

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits for $45 after the event when they fill out the follow-up survey. Course meets qualifications for 14 hours of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Goretti Alvarez at or 805-876-0295.


MCLE – 8 hours total, $45, Provider #15175

POST – 14 hours total, Provider #1214


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should contact Alexa Stiles at or 707-992-0537. Requests must be received by March 29, 2024. Alexa can also be contacted for more information, questions, or grievances.

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding awarded by the Children’s Justice Act (Grant Subaward number AC23 15 8567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).