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Location Services
Child 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 2014-15 there were 51 open location cases registered with Child Find. Additional location services were rendered through the Parent Help Program.


Parent Help
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 systems.  

Child Find's Parent Help program registered 1,459 new cases in the 2014-15 fiscal year, bringing active enrollment in the program to 7,503. 144 calls involved family/parental abduction and 37 reported runaways. During intake interviews, 361 callers specifically cited domestic violence and/or child safety as their initial reason for calling. Once enrolled, an additional 25 participants later revealed the existence of interpersonal violence in their relationships over the course of working with their Parent Help case managers.

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 Communication Skills


Public Education
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.

In the 2014-15 fiscal year, Child Find's Executive Director and staff conducted trainings and participated in 22 national and regional workshops and conferences, and dozens of webinars with service professionals and organizations regarding missing children, domestic and interpersonal violence, safety planning, child abuse/neglect, mediation, healthy families and more. 

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.


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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.


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