Resources

The Missing Children’s Network provides resources for families and the professionals who serve them. The Network has a variety of publications regarding abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety.

Runaways

Police forces define a runaway as follows: “A child less than 18 years of age who runs away from the family home or from a substitute place of residence.”

Runaways are not bad children! They are usually children that possibly face various problems in their family milieu. Some situations become so intolerable to them that they end up thinking that living anywhere else would be better than living in the family home. Parents are not always aware of the problems that their children face, and then one day, disaster strikes and they run away. This event is followed by a period of great anxiety, stress and soul-searching for the parents.

Given the number, frequency and profile of the young people involved, there is an unfortunate tendency to down play this type of disappearance. Runaways are vulnerable. Since they must take care of themselves, there is a very real risk that they will become involved in criminal activities such as prostitution, drugs, theft or others.

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St-Lambert Elementary

The Missing Children's network is pleased to inform you that 16-year-old Fannie Rancourt, missing since June 19, 2019, has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prom… a highlight in the transition to another stage in the life of our teen. Celebrating the success of our teens in their studies is a key moment in their young life. This joyous celebration is often accompanied by parties without parental supervision. We especially want to make sure our teen is safe and knows where to turn to for help. Encourage your teen to share with you as many details as possible about the celebrations, to let you know if their plans change, to be accompanied by friends at all times and to always respect their boundaries. Cherish a space for open communication with your teen, so that he/she can confide in you if need be. The best education they can receive begins at home!
Communicating with your teenager… Yes, it’s possible!

reseauenfantsretour.ong/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Spotlight-on-Safety-Volume-22-Communicating-wi...Le bal des finissants… un moment fort dans le passage vers une autre étape de la vie de nos jeunes. Célébrer la réussite de nos adolescents dans leurs études est un moment marquant de leur jeunesse. Cette célébration s’accompagne souvent de fêtes sans supervision parentale. Nous voulons surtout s’assurer que notre ado est en sécurité et qu’il sait vers où se tourner dans le besoin. Encouragez votre jeune à partager avec vous le plus de détails sur les festivités, à vous aviser de ses changements de plans, à être accompagné d’amis à tout moment et à écouter ses limites. Cultivez un espace de communication ouverte avec votre jeune, afin qu’il puisse se confier s’il en a besoin. Comme quoi la meilleure éducation qu’ils peuvent recevoir commence par celle issue du milieu familial !
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June 21st marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day honoring First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. On this special day of recognition, we salute our partners at Native Montreal and the Kahnawake Shakotiia'takehnhas Community Services. Together we will continue to empower our youth and help keep them safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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The end of the school year is fast approaching and days are longer and the temperature is getting warmer. Your children surely want to spend more time outdoors! Although children are encouraged to play outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, it is important to remind them to take precautions. Children must always ask for permission before leaving the house and inform the responsible adults where, with whom they are leaving with and the time they will be returning. As soon as there is a change of plans, children must make sure to notify their parents. Also, we strongly encourage children to use the buddy system at all times. Here’s to a fun and safe summer!La fin des classes approche, les journées sont de plus en plus longues et la température se fait plus clémente. Vos enfants souhaitent sûrement passer plus de temps à l’extérieur! Bien que l’on encourage les enfants à jouer dehors et prendre un bon bol d’air frais, certaines précautions sont toutefois importantes à leur rappeler. Il est important de toujours demander la permission avant de quitter la maison et d’informer les adultes responsables où, avec qui on sort et notre heure de retour. Dès que les plans changent, on s’assure d’aviser ses parents. Puis, on encourage les enfants à utiliser le système de copains. Pour un été réjouissant et sécuritaire ! ... See MoreSee Less

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