Preventing Child Abduction: Child Safety Program Teaches Kids How

Published: Fri Sep 23 2005

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Every 40 seconds a child becomes missing or abducted, but parents can help their children prevent that from happening.

The Vanished Children’s Alliance reports that high statistic, meaning thousands of children disappear every day throughout the United States. Many of those abductions can be prevented, according to Dwight Trower, who has been teaching children and parents for 10 years.

"The ‘Child Safety Program’ is designed for children of all ages and their parents," explained Trower. "I teach parents how to talk to their children about the dangers, and how to avoid them. The kids learn to identify dangerous situations, how to identify safe places and responsible adults to help them, and how to use their most valuable weapon – their voice."

Trower has been teaching kids and parents at schools and through community groups, and now he is making his training available to anyone in the country through a DVD and CD program available at at

"Mr. Trower was awesome," said Kristy Roberts St. Marks School Principal. "He taught the kids what to do if approached by a stranger, how to identify a stranger and where to run for help. All the children and some parents participated and had hands on learning. It was a great reminder for all of us to talk to our children."

The "Child Safety Program" teaches children what to do and how to do it. Parents can work with their kids to practice what they learn through role playing. Because the program is on both DVD and CD audio, families can listen in the car and watch at home.

"These skills are so important for children to learn and practice. Families should watch the DVD and listen to the CDs often. The reinforcement goes a long way to help children remember what they should do," explained Trower.

The "Child Safety Program" goes beyond just teaching kids to avoid abduction. Every day thousands of school children are victimized by bullies. Trower teaches children some easy to follow techniques to deal with such situations.

Parents report that after learning the methods and techniques taught by Trower their children have greater self-confidence and higher self-esteem.

Trower provides an informative web site at

Dwight Trower
off: 636-227-3098
Cell: 314-422-0733

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