skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 228735   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition
  Document URL: PDF PDF (Spanish Version) 
Author(s): Heather Cox ; Marion Boburka ; Colleen Nick ; Claudine Ryce ; Don Ryce ; Patrick Sessions ; Patty Wetterling
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2010
Page Count: 110
  Annotation: This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract: This guide was written by parents and family members who have experienced the disappearance of a child. It contains their combined advice concerning what you can expect should your child go missing, what you can do, and where you can go for help. It explains the role that various agencies and organizations play in the search for your missing child and discusses some of the important issues that you and your family need to consider. The first checklist, "What You Should Do When Your Child Is First Missing," summarizes the most critical steps that parents should take when their child is first missing, including whom to call, what to do to preserve evidence, and where to turn for help. The rest of the guide is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter explains both the short-and long-term issues and contains a checklist and chapter summary for later reference. Chapter 1 focuses on the search for your child and explains how the parents can best participate; chapter 2 describes the relationship between law enforcement and the family members; chapter 3 examines issues related to the media, including media packages, press conferences, and interviews; chapter 4 offers suggestions for producing fliers about your child and for managing the photo and flier distribution process; chapter 5 focuses on the many uses of volunteers; chapters 6 discusses the use of rewards and the management of monetary donations; and chapter 7 emphasizes the need to take care of yourself, the family, and members of the extended family. Additional resources are also provided.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Family crisis ; Kidnapping ; Crimes against children ; Family support ; Family advocacy programs ; OJJDP grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-MC-CX-K005
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.