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Programs & Services
Find's 1-800-I-AM-LOST toll-free number
receives more than 5,000 calls for assistance each year. An
in-house location staff investigates each case of a missing child
using computer technology, the Internet and a massive national network
of partners, including local law enforcement agencies, the FBI, state
missing children clearinghouses, schools and other non-profit
organizations. Photos of missing children are disseminated
nationwide through the support of hundreds of media outlets, other
businesses and volunteers who post, circulate, print or air Child Find
missing children posters.
In fiscal year 2013-14
there were 44
open location cases registered with Child Find. Additional location
services were rendered through the Parent Help Program.
The Parent Help
program was established as an extension of Child Findís original Child
Abduction Prevention and Support Services, to enhance
existing services for parents living apart. Parent Help's skilled
professionals help callers with the concerns the callers decide they
need help with - such as building parenting skills, working out
co-parenting plans, understanding custody, visitation, child support and
the court system. Free, confidential telephone
assistance is provided to parents, nationwide, by calling 1-800-716-3468
or 1-800-A-WAY-OUT. These toll-free help lines connect
families impacted by crisis with a professional staff of specialists
that will help them explore safe and legal options and available support
Parent Help program registered
1,569 new cases in the 2013-14 fiscal year, bringing active enrollment
in the program to 6003. 189 calls involved family/parental abduction
and 27 reported runaways. 205 specifically cited domestic violence
and/or child safety as their initial reason for calling during intake.
Click here to read
A Child's Fundamental Rights
for Parents Living Apart
Click here to read
Choosing Words That May Help
for Parenting Apart
Child Find's educational materials are available to individuals, schools
and community organizations - including Child Find's DocuPaks which help
families keep vital information about their children at hand. Press
releases, articles and interviews with local and national media bring
attention and awareness to the issues. Child Find has developed
a comprehensive information and referral network that serves parents,
educators, law enforcement and human service professionals - to educate
about missing children, safely managing crisis situations, available
support systems and keeping kids safe.
Trainings For Professionals
In-service training of allied professionals increases understanding and
strengthens our ability to prevent and resolve missing children issues.
Child Find's 35 years in the field of conflict management, child safety
and safety planning make our trainings invaluable to professionals and
agencies dealing with these issues - and more.
Click here to find out more about Child Find's
Professional Training Program.
Child Find of
America Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization that provides
professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction
and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse.