Understanding and Responding to Children who Run Away from Home and Institutions – RADAR Program
Learn to read the signs before they run away
Focus of this Training:
About 'The Smile of the Child' - Next to every child victim of Violence Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse, Neglect, Bullying, Smuggling & Trafficking. Since its establishment and up-to-date "The Smile of the Child" implements actions with the aim to address in a holistic way every form of violence against children. This is achieved through a number of services extended over three main pillars: Prevention, Intervention and Therapy. In partnership with Missing Children Europe: The RADAR project aimed to advance knowledge on why children run away and to improve the care and protection offered to runaways across the EU. The project included extensive research on the link between running away and adverse childhood experiences, such as violence, parental mental illness, and substance abuse, in 4 European countries. The research has served as the basis for the development of training modules and an online course for professionals working with missing and runaway children, as well as to advance advocacy on the phenomenon of running away.
November 15, 2023