I just received this idea from my great friend and associate
Lesley and wanted to pass it on to our readers.
Freeze your family's DNA (hair follicles, and saliva) in separate marked pint-sized freezer bags then roll them up in an empty toilet tissue tube and place in a quart freezer bag and marked "FAMILY DNA". May not ever need it but can be crucial if you ever do.
When Patrick was reported missing, we wanted to get the word out as quickly as possible. So we took a photo of him and quickly scribbled the details that would achieve that purpose. As we were running short of flyers, our local Safeway Store Manager volunteered to get the posters typed, copied and back to us in a few short hours. The following morning we received his generous donation of several thousand neatly typed and printed posters.
Those were times before computers, e-mail, or even the internet and little was readily available to help families in search of missing children or other loved ones and we have been remiss for not having a poster available for those searching.
Please click the graphic image to download a blank PDF poster for your use and distribution as necessary.
10 Ways To Prevent Child Abuse In Your Community
Preventing child abuse should be everyone's concern. In your own community, you can help to strengthen families who are responsible for the well-being of their children. Every small effort can bring big rewards and will make a difference in the quality of life in your community. Here are 10 ways to get started:
To learn more about child abuse awareness and prevention here in The Survivors Forum, search on the key word: April. Also, the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information maintains a tremendous amount of information on its website, including databases for statistics, research, prevention programs, and how you can become even more involved. See link below.
Abduction and Kidnapping
Prevention Tips for Parents and Guardians
1-800-THE-LOST ® (1-800-843-5678)
Resources, Support, and Help
Please visit our Victim Resources Page for Information, Support, Resources, and Informative Articles for downloading.
The following URL is dedicated to missing children please visit it often and be a Guardian Angel.
This is a British Web site devoted to runaway and abducted children. Police are praising it as a powerful new tool to help them track down the hundreds of children who go missing every year. The site contains poster sized photographs and detailed physical descriptions of 14 missing children in Britain.
This is part of an international effort, with similar sites now in Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA, with a database of over 1700 missing kids.
The following website
is dedicated to the missing women of Vancouver BC in memory of
Angela Rebecca Jardine.