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Resources for Families

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 

Provides resources for law enforcement, media, attorneys, families and the professionals who serve them. NCMEC has a variety of publications regarding abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety.  Learn more about the resources offered below.

http://www.missingkids.com/Families           1-800-THE-LOST

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children publications available to aid families and provide information about a wide variety of missing children situations including family abduction, children missing from care, runaways and international child abduction.  Learn more about how to download or request these publications below.

http://www.missingkids.com/Publications/Missing

National Runaway Safeline

Provides resources for youth and teens, parents and guardians, and prevention and education professionals. Services are confidential and nonjudgmental.

http://www.1800runaway.org/                 1-800-RUNAWAY

National Runaway Safeline has tips and resources specifically available to aid parents and guardians

http://www.1800runaway.org/parents-guardians/

Team HOPE

Team HOPE is a group of ordinary people who one day were forced to live every parent’s nightmare.  They know the pain, fear, frustration and loneliness that comes with having a missing or sexually exploited child.  With this knowledge and experience, they offer peer support to families of missing or sexually exploited children.

http://www.missingkids.com/teamhope            1-866-305-HOPE

NamUs

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records.  It can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public. 

http://www.namus.gov                 1-855-626-7600