A searching family’s journey does not end when their missing child is recovered. The ripple effects of trauma do not end on the recovery date. Law enforcement and advocates are faced with unique challenges in attempting to line up services for a wide spectrum of needs. This presentation will cover the challenges in reunification and highlight existing resources.
1. Name the Reunification Rights as provided by recovered youth.
2. Identify the term “ambiguous loss” and how that emotional state impacts reunification.
3. Understand the term “learned helplessness” and why it is more accurate to a survivor’s experience than “Stockholm Syndrome.”
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.