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Search and Rescue Groups: Search, Rescue, and Recover Resources of Minnesota (SRRRMN), Midwest Technical Rescue Training Associates (MTRTA), Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Throughout our state, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) works diligently to contribute to a safer Minnesota.
United Legacy is a Minnesota based Nonprofit organization that offers a no cost missing person search management service.
We, our family and friends, are not unfamiliar with some of the dynamics of the crisis our nation is facing. There is tremendous fear, and it is taking way too long to solve, or turn things around. Living with fear and unknowns for nearly 27 years, we managed to find ways to cope. Maybe some of our coping strategies will be helpful to you…
JWRC Director Alison presents Under a Watchful Eye: Prevention Education for Youth Serving Organizations to MN Theater Alliance members.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys (as we fondly call “GSRV,” “River Valleys,” or “council”) is one of 111 Girl Scout councils in the United States. We operate as Girl Scouts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We serve 28,000 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and a single (yet important!) county in Iowa. Our work is supported by more
30 years. Much has changed at Jacob Wetterling Resource Center since our early days of sending out missing posters by mail shoulder to shoulder with volunteers in a basement in St. Joseph. Our work originated in a family and community’s belief that what happened to Jacob wasn’t fair and being moved to act. The community came together and began making
The answer to the question of what happened to Jacob Wetterling came in September of 2016. It was not the answer that we wanted. What happened to Jacob was and is completely unfair. One spark that came out of that dark and grief filled time was a movement for the people of Minnesota and beyond to move forward in hope
Family-friendly Valentines based on the #11forJacob Movement. Download and print your own to give to family and friends to share our message of hope and positivity! Be Kind Be Positive Be Joyful Be Thankful Be Understanding Be Gentle Be a Good Friend Be Fair Be a Good Sport Be Generous Be Honest
Welcome to the beginning of our yearlong journey to honor 30 years of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Over the course of the next 11 months, we will use Jacob’s 11 positive traits as our guide to acknowledge and celebrate the partners and communities of people that have made JWRC what it is today.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF JACOB WETTERLING RESOURCE CENTER 1989 Jacob Wetterling abducted 1990 Friends of Jacob founded by Jerry and Patty Wetterling and friends. Name changed to Jacob Wetterling Foundation, hosts first national conference for families of abducted children, Law Enforcement, and volunteers. Jacob Wetterling Act passed. 6 Million missing persons flyers and brochures distributed. Jerry Wetterling begins annual Trek
Talking to Children: Scary News A high profile case in your community can leave parents feeling panicked and helpless. It is important to remember that children respond to your tone and your unspoken messages. Instead of having your children worry about the unknown of what is being unsaid, this is a good time to reinforce safety rules and see if
Empower Me My Safety Rules: For Children For Teens For Children Check First with a parent, guardian or babysitter before Accepting a ride Accepting a gift Going into a house Having your photo taken Use the buddy system! Play and stay with friends. Find 5 trusted adults to talk to about any problem or worry. They could be your parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches,
Age Appropriate Conversations It’s important to talk to your children often and consistently about how to stay safe. But how you do have effective conversations, from which children absorb valuable information that they may need later? Make sure the information you deliver is easily understood for your child’s stage of development. Toddler Teach your toddler: Their name and guardian’s name
Talk About Touches Children deserve to be safe and healthy. Talking to your child about touches builds trust and opens conversations to create safe, healthy relationships. Have a conversation with your child about body safety rules: Teach correct names for all body parts including private parts. Establish private parts are different from the rest of their body. Reinforce for your
How to Talk to Strangers Not all strangers mean danger If your child got separated from you in public, would they know how to seek out a stranger for help or would they wait until they were approached? Children should be taught how to talk to strangers so that they know how to get help when they need it. Teach
What If Games Safety conversation starters with children and teens “What-if” games are a great way to help children and teens think about how to handle potentially dangerous situations. Adults can use what-if questions to spark conversation with children and teenagers while they are in the car, at the store or during any other shared time. “What-if” games are most
Authorities say Christian Rivera led them to Mollie Tibbetts’ body in a cornfield roughly ten miles away from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. That’s where Tibbetts was last seen running on July 18.
Nearly 300 miles south of the Twin Cities, the search for Mollie Tibbetts intensifies. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for a jog in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa and she hasn’t been seen since.
I don’t know about you, but the news Saturday that there was an attempted abduction at the Freeborn County Fair put me a little on edge.
Alison Feigh with the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will be presenting on mandated reporting including signs, symptoms and patterns of abuse or maltreatment, the process and best practices for reporting along with a discussion using scenarios.