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Teachable Moments - May 2016
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We have all had those moments when we turned to find ourselves separated from our children. In those brief moments between the "Where are they?" Panic, and the "Oh, Thank God, There they are!" relief lies our deepest fear. The longer the gap between the two thoughts, the deeper our terror.

What do you do if the space between those moments stretches? 
Here are some resources If a child goes missing 
Contact local police immediately. They will decide whether to issue an Amber Alert.
  File a missing persons report as soon as you discover your child is missing.There is no mandatory waiting period.

Other resources: 
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Rapidly reviews, analyzes and disseminates leads received to the investigating law enforcement agency as well as creating and disseminating posters to help generate leads.
24 Hour Hot Line: 
Makes and distribute posters of missing children and has a national eVolunteer force that distributes posters of missing children in their communities.

Assists families with missing, exploited and recovered children by offering peer support from trained volunteers who has had or still has a missing or exploited child
1-866-305-HOPE (4673)

Assists law enforcement in the search/early recovery of missing children, the elderly (Alzheimer's), college students and the disabled. 

Our radKIDS ON... parental hand out provides some important suggestions and information if a Child Goes Missing...

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You know how when you're washing clothes and there's a missing sock...how many times do you keep that sock, waiting for its pair to return, hoping it will s oon appear so the sock pair will be complete. Have you ever worn just one sock? It feels weird, like there's something missing. Right?

May is missing children's month and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has chosen the missing sock theme to raise awareness this month of the weird and awkward feelings that go along with missing children's issue.

It's a way to make missing child issues something that everyone can relate to, not be afraid to deal with and face, and to make it more mainstream of an issue than something that "just happens to other people" according to their pitch.Take a look...
#Rock One Sock PSA for NCMEC

So, during the month of May,  
we encourage YOU to join us
as we ROCK 1 SOCK
We encourage you to ta ke a "footsie" (aka: selfie of your foot), and post it on our Facebook Page. 
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By doing this Together we can show solidarity with families of missing children and raise awareness about missing children issues.

Encourage the whole family--pet's included-- to ROCK 1 Sock and explain why you are taking pictures of their missing socks.

It's a perfect opportunity for you to talk to your children, and a good reason to review radKIDS plans for escaping from danger....(and don't forget to reward them with stikka's!!).

We look forward to seeing "footsies" alll over our facebook page during the month of May.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently updated a study they conducted of over 9,000 abduction attempts.The studies conclusion provide information on the top 5 methods used during abduction attempts and 4 common re-occurring characteristics / themes
in abduction attempts.

The top 5 methods used during abduction attempts are:
     1. Offering a ride
     2. Offering sweets
     3. Asking questions
     4. Offering money
     5. Offering, looking for, showing an animal 

because we teach them. We don't just tell them... and THAT makes all the difference. 
about the study and some useful things that should be reviewed with your children regularly.