The pediatrician's role in the prevention of missing children

Barbara J. Howard, Daniel D. Broughton

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In 2002, the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children report was released by the US Department of Justice, providing new data on a problem that our nation continues to face. This clinical report describes the categories of missing children, the prevalence of each, and prevention strategies that primary care pediatricians can share with parents to increase awareness and education about the safety of their children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1100-1105
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Family abduction
  • Missing children
  • Nonfamily abduction
  • Runaway children
  • Thrownaway children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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