Saturday, October 6, 2012

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide





When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide
I remember standing in the middle of the chaos thinking, I wish I had a book to tell me what to do.

-- Colleen Nick

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Checklist: What You Should Do When Your Child Is First Missing
Chapter 1: The Search
Your Role in the Search: The First 48 Hours
The Role of Law Enforcement in the Search
The Role of Volunteers in the Search
After the First 48 Hours: The Long-Term Search
The Role of Private Detectives and Psychics in the Long-Term Search
Key Points
Checklist: Gathering Evidence in the First 48 Hours
Chapter 2: Law Enforcement
Your Partnership With Law Enforcement
Key Points
Checklist: Working With Law Enforcement
Chapter 3: The Media
Media Involvement: The First 48 Hours
Media Involvement: After the First 48 Hours
Key Points
Checklist: Conducting Interviews With the Media
Chapter 4: Photo and Flier Distribution
Photo and Flier Distribution: The First 48 Hours
Photo and Flier Distribution: After the First 48 Hours
Key Points
Checklist: Distributing Fliers
Chapter 5: Volunteers
Making the Best Use of Volunteers
Using Untrained Volunteers in the Search Effort
Using Trained Volunteers in the Search Effort
Key Points
Checklist: Working With Volunteer Searchers
Chapter 6: Rewards and Donations
Monetary Rewards
Monetary Donations
Key Points
Checklist: Selecting a Tipline for Leads
Chapter 7: Personal and Family Considerations
Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Strength
Mentally Preparing for the Long Term
Helping Your Children To Regain Their Physical and Emotional Strength
Helping Extended Family Members To Regain Their Physical and Emotional Strength
Key Points
Checklist: Figuring Out How To Pay Your Bills
Recommended Readings
Additional Resources
About the Parent Authors
Contact Organizations
Missing and Exploited Children's Issues -- Online

Notes
This document was prepared by Fox Valley Technical College under cooperative agreement number 95-MC-CX-K002 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice.
Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.


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