If your child is missing, call 911 immediately.
Contact 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Links of Interest
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation. The National Center continues to lend their strong support to programs that are indeed “comprehensive”. They recognize the Freemasons’ dedication to provide the equipment and the volunteer hours necessary to generate completed ID KITs for the parents in our communities, realizing that few parents would take the time to compile such detailed information on their own. Visit the NCMEC at: www.missingkids.com
US Dept. of Justice Amber Alert: The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon set up their own AMBER plans as the idea was adopted across the nation. Once law enforcement has determined that a child has been abducted and the abduction meets AMBER Alert criteria, law enforcement notifies broadcasters and state transportation officials. AMBER Alerts interrupt regular programming and are broadcast on radio and television and DOT highway signs. AMBER Alerts can also be re-disseminated through lottery, digital billboards, Internet Ad exchanges, Internet Service Providers, Internet search engines, as well as wireless devices such as mobile phones. Visit at https://www.amberalert.gov
National Safety Council: The job of protecting kids most often falls to parents and caregivers, and it is up to them to familiarize themselves with safety risks in and around their homes and communities. Once you know the risks, you can take steps to plan for safety. Visit the NSC at: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/child-safety
Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association: The mission of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association Inc. is to represent the interests of dental hygienists and support the advancement of the dental hygiene profession by promoting the highest clinical, educational and ethical standards and be advocates for the public’s total health through prevention and access to quality care. Visit at www.cdha-rdh.com