Lets Remember Those Not At The Table This Year

Thanksgiving 2020 Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on the year and appreciate the ones you love. This year has taught us to appreciate the small things in life and to be thankful for family and friendship. As millions travel across America to be with the ones they love, it is important to keep […]

Missing Children and the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ Minors The Problem Acceptance is one facet of life that impacts minors in America every day. Gaining acceptance at home is a lifelong battle for some. Family rejection based on sexual orientation or gender identity can have extreme effects on LGBTQ minors. Some studies indicate that gay and lesbian minors who report high level […]

Understanding Endangered Runaways

Understanding the complexities behind each endangered runaway case is critical when working a missing youth case. Endangered runaways are defined as a child or teenager who is away from home without the permission of his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away each year in the United States. […]

Long-term Missing Children

Long-term missing children cases are those in which all viable leads have been thoroughly investigated, but the child has not been recovered.  Just because a case remains unsolved for many years does not make it less important to the families or F3MCIA. Many prefer to call these types of cases “Cold Cases”, leaving little hope […]

The Importance of Knowing Your Child’s Friends

Know Your Child Getting to know your child’s friends and acquaintances is essential in developing a healthy parent-child relationship. Not only does getting to know your child’s friends help with openness and trust, but it is also paramount in the event of a child’s disappearance. One of the biggest mistakes that parents can make is […]

Online Grooming and COVID-19

The Issue As COVID-19 takes its toll on the world, new dangers are beginning to emerge as we fight this pandemic. Lockdown measures have been put in place across the nation. While these stay-at-home recommendations have helped to lessen the spread of the virus, a new threat has entered our homes. Since the start of […]

Online Grooming and Enticement

The Issue At any given moment, there are around 500,000 active online predators scouring the internet for their next victim. Online predators use a calculated 5-step grooming process to gain the trust of the victim over time. More than half of all instances are targeted at children between the age 12-15. An estimated 89 percent […]

COVID-19 Leading To Increased Number Of Endangered Runaways

The Big Picture Over the past year, COVID-19 has ravaged the world and has no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Every family, organization, and individual is feeling the ever-growing burden of this life altering pandemic. To try to lessen the spread of the virus, many governing bodies and nations alike have asked citizens to […]

Familial Abduction, More Common Than You Think…

By the Numbers According to FBI statistics, every year 460,000 children are reported missing. That averages out to nearly 1,300 missing children every day in America. In 1999 an estimated 203,900 children were victims of a family abduction. A family abduction is defined as the taking or keeping of a child by a family member […]