This session will cover resources for families of the missing and strategies for those that advocate for searching families. Much has changed for the better since the mid-1980s when the missing person’s movement began gaining traction. There is still so much work to be done. Special attention will be paid to challenges that searching families have self-identified as needing extra resources including relationships with the searching agency and social media concerns.
1. List resources available for searching families.
2. Practice advocacy steps in cases where social media response must be addressed.
3. Recognize the importance of strong relationships between searching family members and members of the investigating agency.
Zero Abuse Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.