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Child Reports Being Approached by Strangers in Grey SUV, Police Notified

Release Date:
2/1/2012 12:00 AM

Madison Patch, February 1, 2012

Madison Patch, February 1, 2012: Experts say that most abductions of children are committed by people that the children know, but they add that parents are well advised to teach their children about how to deal with strangers, and how to set boundaries when they are uncomfortable. "Parents need to give their children permission to scream," said Katherine M. Brown, an assistant professor at the University of New Haven who specializes in child victimization and child abductions. "They need to know that adults are not going to ask a child for directions, they are not going to ask a child for help, and that if they do, it's OK to scream and run away."

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