Prevention Education Resources

Missing Children Minnesota is at the forefront of the battle to keep our children safe. As parents, professionals and educators, we believe that prevention is the crucial step we can take today that could play a large role in the safety of our children tomorrow.

Our founder, Carol Watson, developed age-appropriate personal safety programs for children from preschool through adulthood, and wrote books based upon all three programs. We continue to present these programs at the request of host organizations across the state of Minnesota.

Each program deals with the issues facing children as they grow.

Overviews of each program follow. Books may be purchased directly from Missing Children Minnesota, or ordered at any bookstore using the ISBN numbers.

Informational Brocheurs

  • Safety Belts for the Information Super Highway: Internet Safety for Children Safety Tips for Parents and Children
  • What to Do If Your Child Is Missing
  • Kids ID Kit
  • Safety tips and suggested school policy for teachers and professionals who work with children
  • When Your Child Runs Away: A guide for parents and families of runaways International Parental Child Abduction: What every vulnerable parent should know

All of these brochures are available at no charge to the public.

Please call Missing Children Minnesota at (612) 334-9449 or 1-888-RUN-YELL to request a copy.

Speakers & Presentations

Speakers are available for all of the following programs.

Please contact Missing Children Minnesota to schedule a speaker for your group.

Run, Yell & Tell!® Ages 3-8

Run, Yell & Tell!® is a non-threatening educational program designed to provide children from preschool through second grade with simple rules and guidelines for recognizing and dealing with potentially dangerous situations involving abduction and sexual abuse. The book features Elvis the elephant and Rosie the rabbit.

Run, Yell & Tell!® Book: $5.00+$2.50 shipping & handling. (ISBN 0-9641123-0-2)

I Want To Be S.A.F.E.R.® Ages 8-12

I Want to Be S.A.F.E.R.® is a personal safety and abduction prevention program designed for children from third through eighth grade. It teaches children to be Street-wise, Alert, Fast-thinking, Educated and Responsible and to be aware and conscious of their own personal safety.

I Want To Be S.A.F.E.R.® Book: $6.00+$2.50 shipping & handling (ISBN 0-9641123-4-5)

Erica’s Choices: A Decision-Making Guide for Teens

Erica’s Choices presents alternatives to running away and an effective personal safety program for junior and senior high school students. This program teaches decision making skills and encourages young people to take advantage of safe alternatives to running away.

Erica’s Choices book: $6.00+$2.50 shipping and handling (ISBN 0-9641123-3-7)

Beyond Stragner Danger: A Program for Adults and Parents

Awareness Plus is a program for parents and all adults concerned about children. It provides child safety and abduction prevention information, information on available resources and what steps to take in the event of abduction. It also covers how to talk to children about protecting themselves from abuse, exploitation and abduction.