Ways to Help Find and Remember Missing Children

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The time of the year when most children go missing starts now. Tips to help find and remember them, including a new method to perfect your memory for faces.

It’s no coincidence that National Missing Children’s Day, proclaimed an important day by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, is May 25th. The end of May is the start of the season when children are most likely to go missing.

“Most of the children who go missing are a result of family abductions; children taken by family members,” says Tom Toler of the Child Abuse Center in Fairfield, California.

With education and technological advancements, law enforcement has been able to prevent and solve some of these cases. Just as essential, however, is always what we, as public citizens, can do to help police solve more of these cases, and there is much we can do.

“Many people want to help find the missing, but they often don’t know what to do to help, besides watch the news for new cases,” says Dr. Donna Schwontkowski, advocate of community watch groups and author of Million Dollar Memory for Names & Faces. “They don’t know how to remember faces of the missing.”

This list can increase awareness designed to increase awareness and give suggestions on how you can reach out and lend a helping hand this summer.

Below is a brief list with suggestions on how you can lend a hand this summer:

1. Memorize the phone number of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

2. Learn and remember the faces of the missing, found on ADVO postcards that arrive in your mailbox.

3. Collect and store the ADVO postcards in one designated place on your desk for easy review.

4. Find out who the missing persons are in your community.

5. Perfect your face recognition skills with the one tested and proven method that can measure your results.

6. Register to be on the list of people and businesses called when a person goes missing in your area at http://www.wirelessamberalert.com .

7. Distribute flyers of missing persons at truck stops or other places while on vacation or road trips.

8. Start an Adopt-A-Missing Person program in your community.

9. Know your neighborhood’s wanted sex offenders.

10. Be alert for any suspicious activity involving children

11. Trust your intuition if you suspect you see a missing child.

For a free detailed report on each of the tips on how to find/remember missing children, go to the website http://www.letsfindthemissing.com

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