Elizabeth Smart and three other kidnapping victims have helped to write a government guide on the topic.

The guide was released during a Justice Department ceremony to honor police departments and citizens who work to stop predators and bring missing children back home.

Smart was abducted in 2002 when she was 14.

Her father, Ed Smart, says he sees homeland security as protecting the nation from child predators as well as terrorists.

Congress has reauthorized the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The joint public and private center is in line to get at least 40 million dollars funding in each of the next five years once President Bush signs the legislation.