American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest crime victimization rates in the nation but often have difficulty connecting with the services that exist to help them recover from crime and abuse.
This resource functions as a one-pager for both parents and youth workers for information on preventing child abduction. The one-pager is broken into two sections; “Learn the Facts” and “Take Action.” “Learn the Facts” provides a brief overview on abduction attempts and methods used to abduct children. “Take Action” provides teaching instructions to initiate dialogue […]
What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of a missing or abducted child? Did you know that after the first 3 hours of a child going missing, the chance of a successful recovery drops significantly? In this resource, you will learn best practices for responding to a missing child case, as […]
There is a direct correlation with child abuse and cases of abductions and exploitation. This resource seeks to equip you with the skills to recognize when a child is being abused, but to also inspire further exploration into what you can do to prevent this from happening in your community.
Darkness to Light’s Prevent Now! workshops support communities in creating sustainable child sexual abuse prevention initiatives. Review this resource to learn more about how this program can help your organization and community prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Many parents have a limited understanding of the issue of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and how it might show up within your family. This guide may help navigate this difficult but important issue.
Thanks to many dedicated organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), we have relatively accurate statistics and figures concerning missing and abducted children. However, Native youth are disturbingly underrepresented in these statistics, even though we can safely assume the number is much higher. This resource compares non-Native and Native missing […]
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), in conjunction with OJJDP, created this resource to reference during an emergency response to a missing or abducted child. It serves as a checklist that makes it easy for the families of a missing child to take all of the necessary steps they can to aid […]
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (Full Report): Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (Full Report)
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (Executive Summary): Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (Executive Summary)