To effect change and to decrease the number of missing children, we at Texas Center for the Missing know that children and families need to be educated about how to remain safe. Annually, TCM trains over 6,000 children and parents on child abduction and internet safety.
TCM prevention education programs include:
Alzheimer’s Wandering Prevention Training
The Alzheimer’s Wandering Prevention Training is for caregivers whose loved ones suffer from any form of dementia and is designed to deter the highly dangerous pattern of wandering.
Our Child Identification Kits allow families to keep up-to-date records of their children handy in case of an emergency.
Interactive Internet Safety Training
The Interactive Internet Safety Training consists of multi-media presentations developed in three formats geared toward parents/adult caregivers, 6th-12th graders, and elementary-aged children. These age-appropriate trainings are based on the NetSmartz Program and are ideal for schools, community groups, and after-school programs.
Missing Child Awareness, Prevention, and Education Training
The Missing Child Awareness, Prevention, and Education Training is specifically designed to teach parents, childcare providers, concerned community leaders, and educators how to keep children safe from abduction and internet lures.
National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
The Texas Level of the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is administered by Texas Center for the Missing. In early spring, all 5th grade students across the state of Texas are invited to submit their artwork for consideration in this annual poster competition.
The S.A.F.E. Child Puppet Show is for children under 10 years old and features Detective Buddy, who teaches Billy and his friend, Barb, how to stay safe with real-life examples.
To request an educational presentation or resource from Texas Center for the Missing, visit our Presentations page and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Texas Center for the Missing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in the delivery of any services.