Hobart, IN (PressExposure) January 30, 2009 -- Richard and Patricia Bennett, the Clinical Director and President of Listening Incorporated, respectively, have offices in Hobart, IN. Since 1978 they have spent their professional lives working with families and children in Northwest Indiana, and mental health professionals and educators across the country. Richard Bennett, a psychotherapist and author, and Patricia, a retired RN, are the grandparents of six, and share combined 70 years of professional work with children.
The Bennetts were recently named new independent Registered Agents for Child Shield, USA(TM), a 15 year old national organization dedicated to the safety of America's children. The goal of Child Shield, USA(TM) fits with the Bennetts' commitment to child safety, helping parents educate their children and thus preventing lost, abducted, and runaway children throughout the US.
Unfortunately, far too many American parents have an "It can't happen to my kid" attitude. This very attitude may be one of the major contributors to this national crisis. According to the Vanished Children's Alliance, every 40 seconds another child is missing or abducted. "We are not helping our children by pretending that these things don't happen," says Robin Raskob, founder of Child Shield, USATM By not telling our children of these dangers, we are also keeping them vulnerable. To empower our children, you first must educate them," she says.
The primary goal of Child Shield, USA(TM) is to reduce the alarming numbers of lost, missing, abducted and runaway children in America. To this end, the child safety kit from Child Shield, USA(TM) provides an easy to follow educational program designed to empower parents and children with important knowledge that can help to prevent tragedy. These proactive materials provide ongoing reinforcement and help children to retain the important safety information they've learned. Child Shield, USA(TM) is the only organization in the country with a prevention program with over 10 years of statistics proving it works.
The secondary goal of Child Shield, USA(TM) is to furnish parents and law enforcement agencies with a "one stop source" for invaluable assistance in dissemination of information about a missing child and aid in the recovery effort. Child Shield, USATM is prepared to act immediately upon a child's disappearance with a comprehensive program aimed at a quick recovery of the missing child.
The Bennetts look forward to helping parents across the country help educate their children and reduce the number of abducted and missing children in America.