SHAWNEE, Okla. — Child Shield, U.S.A.(TM), a national organization dedicated to the safety of America’s children has recently named a new registered Independent Agent for the Oklahoma City Area. Chad Mathews is a life long resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma and he shares with Child Shield, U.S.A. its goal of helping to prevent and recover lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children throughout America. “My goal in bringing this much needed service to the Oklahoma City area is that someday it will no longer be needed,” says Mr. Mathews.

According to the United States Department of Justice, these situations befall about one and one-half million children each year. Child Shield U.S.A. is trying to end this trend. This statistic is as frightening as it is true. 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, owner of Child Shield, U.S.A. “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, U.S.A. is to reduce the alarming numbers of lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children in America. To this end, their child safety kit provides an easy to follow educational program designed to empower parents and children with important knowledge that can help to prevent tragedy. In addition, the educational part of Child Shield, U.S.A. service includes the unique Safety Seven poster and their Play it Safe coloring and activity book. These proactive materials provide ongoing reinforcement and help children to retain the important safety information they’ve learned. Child Shield, U.S.A. is the only organization in the country with a prevention program with over 15 years of statistics proving it works.

The second goal of Child Shield, U.S.A. is to furnish parents and law enforcement agencies with a “one stop force” for invaluable assistance in dissemination information about a missing child and aid in the recovery effort. Child Shield, U.S.A. is prepared to act immediately upon a child’s disappearance by investigation. Upon being notified of the disappearance of a registered child, Child Shield, U.S.A. will contact the investigating police department and offer assistance by duplicating identification videotapes and posters of the missing child and distributing them to the police department’s choice of any or all of the destinations included in the Child Shield, U.S.A. database.

This unique database contains hundreds of law enforcement agencies, missing children’s organizations, and national news media contacts. Child Shield, U.S.A. will also send videotapes and posters to ANY additional destinations the investigating authorities may request. All at NO COST to the family or the police! In addition they have implemented an immediate $50,000 reward for recovery of the child and arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. In addition to the $50,000 reward Child Shield, U.S.A. will put up $2500 to hire a Private Investigator to help in the recovery.

Child Shield, U.S.A. facilities enables them to duplicate more than one hundred videotapes and more than 600 missing child posters per hour. Within minutes of Child Shield, U.S.A. being notified of a disappearance, high-resolution missing children’s posters and video can be digitally transmitted to local law enforcement and news organizations as well as State Missing Children’s Clearinghouses across America and the F.B.I.

Child Shield’s founders spent more than three years researching and developing their child safety program before they began marketing it nationally through independent Registered Representatives in March of 1993. With the growth of Child Shield, U.S.A.(TM) it’s hoped there will be a reduction in the number of abducted and missing children in America.

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