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What To Do If A Child/Youth Is Missing -- The Nation's Missing Children Organization, is dedicated to the safety of children and the recovery of the missing. Missing Child Emergency Procedures -- It is important parents stay aware and alert, but be wary of gadgets and gimmicks that purport to protect your child.

Know Thy Enemy -- "It only takes a second to take a child." How prepared are you? Do your children know the dangers? Are there specific rules in your home about contact with others? The Lost Child Emergency Broadcast System

Talking with Children about Disasters and Violence

Raising Children to Resist Violence -- Research has shown violent or aggressive behavior is often learned early in life. Parents and others can help them learn to deal with emotions without using violence and reduce or minimize violence. American Psychological Association

In Massachusetts 2 dads at a hockey practice got into a brawl: one dead, and another sentenced to 3 years in prison. The National Alliance for Youth Sports, a sports education organization, has issued a Parents Code of Ethics to encourage good sportsmanship, parental involvement and safety in childrens athletics.

Talk to Your Child About Hatred and Prejudice -- Explaining violent incidents - It takes a conscious effort and a lifetime of attention to ensure that lesson is remembered. As parents, we must provide that commitment. Anti-Defamation League

Tips On Disciplining Your Child

Kids and Violent Play: Jane Katch, Author of a Book About Children's Violent Play, Under Dead Man's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play, reflects on her students' violent and fantasy play. Tips for setting rules for recess and for getting parents involved at home with setting rules about media and violence. Education World

Positive Parenting - . We know that parents are not perfect, it is okay to make mistakes, and child rearing is difficult and complicated. The Child Welfare League of America

Many factors from parents' growing work schedules to kids' increasing sophistication have left some mothers and fathers in the dark and confused about their role.

Cherishing kids .. while neglecting them -- Blaming kids for social ills is convenient but hardly fair. Juvenile acts of violence mirror the values and behavior that prevail in adult society. FAIR

More children than ever are taking prescription drugs for behavior ailments. What parents may not realize is how little is known about these drugs, how they affect children and how much they are being used.

Rethinking How We Raise Teenagers - Why do we think teenagers are capable of making rational choices? And why do we insist that they bear punishments, as if they were fully formed, mature adults?

Cultic Studies Review - Information on cults, psychological manipulation, psychological abuse, spiritual abuse, brainwashing, mind control, thought reform, abusive churches, extremism, totalistic groups, authoritarian groups, new religious movements, exit counseling, recovery, and practical suggestions.

Watchman Fellowship -- An independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age. We serve as a resource for cult education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention.

Daytop is based on the therapeutic community (TC) concept: a highly structured, family environment where positive peer interaction is emphasized.

The Child Welfare League of America - Concentrates on passage of child welfare legislation to protect abused and neglected children and strengthen vulnerable families.

Children, Youth, and Gun Violence -- Analysis of physical, economic, and psychological effects of gun violence by and against children, including recommendations for reducing youth firearm deaths and injuries.

A mother ponders guns, children and the adults -- In the wake of the Arkansas school yard killings. Salon

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