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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Session Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this an...
OVCRC
05/27/2008
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How can victim advocates best meet the needs of families of abducted children when the case had previously been handled as a runaway?
LarryR
05/27/2008
arrow icon LarryR - In this type of situation, the family may well have...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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Are you aware of any trainings specific to law enforcement? As an officer who investigates these cases, I spend a lot of time with the families and want to make sure that I'm interacting with them, and me...
Joel
05/27/2008
arrow icon Joel, Great question! The National Center for Missing and Ex...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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Some of the families I help are from other countries, specially from Mexico. The parent who has the child abducted to US is in its majority illegal and afraid to be deported because abduction is a crime. S...
Gloria Nyberg
05/27/2008
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Gloria Nyberg
06/09/2008
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Abby Potash
05/30/2008
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In an international parental kidnapping case, are there funds or assistance available to assist the parent who does not have the child, so that the parent can visit the child in the country where the child...
Kim
05/27/2008
arrow icon Kim, I am not aware of any funds to assist parents in visiti...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
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In your opinion, what are the must-have publications, research materials, or web sites that every service provider working with missing children should be aware of?
Matt W.
05/27/2008
arrow icon Matt W. - Abby Potash has compiled a very helpful list of re...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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After a recovery, how can we help a child transition after the trauma of an abduction?
M. Page
05/27/2008
arrow icon From my experience of helping other families as well as my o...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
arrow icon M. Page - This question does not have an easy answer, and th...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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How can we best help a family cope who's child might still be missing after many years? I imagine it differs from the initial assistance that may be provided to a family who's child may have recently been...
MaryL
05/27/2008
arrow icon MaryL - There are a couple of things to keep in mind when th...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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Please give some examples of behaviors and emotions that families go through during a missing children's case.
Lanae Jones
05/27/2008
arrow icon Kimberly, After care is essential and needs to focus on the ...
D. Bowers
06/09/2008
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Kimberly G
05/28/2008
arrow icon Thank you, Lanae. Families with missing children suffer fro...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
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Do you have any suggestions for ways to address the abduction of a sibling with a young child? We want to make sure we use age-appropriate language to explain such a difficult situation.
Karen
05/27/2008
arrow icon Karen, Duane brings up very good points about the safety of ...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
arrow icon Karen, how you discuss abduction has a lot to do with the ag...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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Mr. Bowers, as a consultant and trainer of the Team Hope project, how does one go about signing up as a volunteer to receive the appropriate training to assist and participate in the network process of pro...
Yvonne
05/27/2008
arrow icon Yvonne, thank you for your interest in helping families with...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
arrow icon Yvonne There are many areas of support that can be provided...
D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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Do you have suggestions for what to say to family and friends of a lost child when they are calling a crisis line?
Debbie
05/27/2008
arrow icon Thanks for the great advice on how to handle calls from frie...
Debbie
05/27/2008
arrow icon Debbie, families with missing children face innumerable roa...
Abby Potash
05/27/2008
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D. Bowers
05/27/2008
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