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AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert CasesAMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases (Annual Report)
These reports present an analysis of AMBER Alert cases during the reporting year. The AMBER Alert cases may involve one or more children and be issued on a statewide, regional, or local level.
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Cover: A Family Resource Guide on International Parental KidnappingA Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping (January 2007)
This guide presents practical and detailed advice about preventing international kidnapping and increasing the chance that children who are kidnapped or wrongfully retained will be returned.
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Cover: AMBER Alert Best PracticesAMBER Alert Best Practices (May 2012)
This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies, provided by AMBER Alert partners and practitioners, for recovering missing or abducted children.
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Cover: Bringing Abducted Children HomeBringing Abducted Children Home (April 2005)
This brochure explains the origin of the AMBER Alert program, the procedures followed when an Alert is issued, and the goals the program strives to accomplish.
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Cover: Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's PerspectiveCrime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective (May 2010)
This publication dispels the prevailing misconceptions surrounding family abduction by providing a firsthand account of the psychological trauma and physical dangers often faced by children who are abducted by family members. Includes strategies to help parents searching for their children cope with the aftermath of the abduction.
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Cover: Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Sixth EditionFederal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Sixth Edition (May 2011)
This resource describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases.
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Cover: National Estimates of Missing Children: An OverviewNational Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview (October 2002)
This bulletin presents an overview of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART–2). Access additional publications in the NISMART series.
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Cover: What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or SisterWhat About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister (May 2007)
Written by siblings of children who have been abducted, this resource provides information to help and support children of all ages when their brother or sister is kidnapped.
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Cover: When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival GuideWhen Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide (May 2010)
This guide provides parents with the most current information on, and helpful insights into, what families should do when a child is missing. Contains advice concerning what to expect when a child is missing, what needs to be done, and where to go for help.
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Cover: You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to EmpowermentYou're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment (May 2008)
This resource presents the stories of several child abduction survivors and how they have grown and developed since their traumatic experiences. Written by the survivors themselves, the publication provides information to help other child abduction survivors cope with their own experiences and begin their journeys towards a better future.
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