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Sowing the Wisdom of Former Missing-Children

Take Root members hold their missing child posters
Take Root’s In Your Hands initiative uses the most powerful, experienced and insightful voice there is to educate others about the impact of family abduction:  The voice of the abducted.



Photo:”Rooters” hold their own missing child posters


Family abduction is the most common form of child abduction in America with profound and frequently lifelong traumatic impact on its victims.  So why is it a crime against children that remains laden with misconception and myth?

Take Root believes that one culprit is a persistent lack of child-centered data and testimony framing the crime as an act of ABDUCTION rather than a custody battle between warring adults. The following data leads us to further conclude that increasing child-centered understanding of family abduction can lower the incidence rate:



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Take Root is developing an initiative that will equip YOU to help lower the incidence rate of family abduction by raising issue awareness and understanding from a child-centered perspective. Use the sign up form below  to be notified when the materials become available.

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(pardon the construction dust below as we work to obtain funding to make the following resources available)


Power Point Slide decks  
OpEd and Letter to the Editor templates  


Piece De Resistance

Shhh, it’s a surprise.  A fabulous surprise!  
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Also see The Missing Side Collection