The 2009 National Amber Alert Symposium kicked off with lessons from child abduction victims. Symposium highlights were provided in the areas of AMBER Alert 5-year review, technology and AMBER Alerts, endangered missing advisory-child abduction response teams, best practices (highlighting the 9-1-1 Call Center Partner Program), and the role of broadcasters. A review of “Why Victims Don’t Always Flee” was provided with emphasis on the use of the BITE model to explain the four areas where a captor will try and control a person: Behavior, Information, Thoughts, and Emotion. Captors instill false beliefs and fear to gain control of a person. The issue concludes with overviews of several AMBER Alert initiatives presented at the 2009 Symposium: (1) the AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative, training of tribal sites in the creation of child abduction alert plans; (2) the AMBER Alert Extranet is an information repository acting as a virtual file cabinet and secure storage location for all things related to AMBER Alerts; (3) the AMBER Alert Global Initiative is the global movement in the child abduction alert plan with current partners in the countries of Canada, Mexico, and the European Union; and (4) the first use of Maine’s AMBER Alert plan after 7 years in existence (in Sanford, ME).