National Center for Missing and Exploited Children [Website].
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (U.S.)
Published: continually updated
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building 699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Tel: 800-843-5678 (Hotline) 703-224-2150
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office of Justice Programs.
This federally funded website provides information on missing and exploited children in the United States and offers resources to parents, victims, and professionals. Information is provided on specific children who are missing, steps parents should take if their child is missing, parent tips for helping children set physical boundaries, and resources for assisting parents and victims. Links provide information on runaways, family abductions, online exploitation, foster children who are missing, and child sexual exploitation. Types of assistance provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are reviewed and include family and victim support services and professional training and materials. Fact sheets and videos are provided for download that address child safety, and information is included on Internet safety, computers, and the web. Additional information is given on Code Adam, a powerful search tool for lost and potentially abducted children. Finally, the website allow users to search posters of missing children, donate to help end the sale of children for sex, and purchase apparel highlighting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
MISSING CHILDREN; KIDNAPPING; PARENTAL ABDUCTION; RUNAWAY CHILDREN; FAMILY REUNIFICATION; INTERNET CRIMES; SEXUAL EXPLOITATION; HUMAN TRAFFICKING; CHILD PROSTITUTION; PREVENTION; PUBLIC AWARENESS; COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES; FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEMS; PARENT EDUCATION; PROFESSIONAL TRAINING