Missing children are at high risk for a very diverse set of medical and psychological illnesses and diseases which can uniquely effect every organ system of the body. If not treated, the child may experience increased risk for disability or death. Many of these illnesses are contagious and can be spread by the child if not treated. For this reason, thorough medical evaluation and care are essential for the health of, not only the individual child, but also anyone the child comes in contact with...including first responders. Specific illnesses and diseases will be discussed in terms of the child's health, risk of spread to first responders and required treatment for first responders if exposed. Suggestions will be provided for accessing trained medical care for these children. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 9, 2021 until December 17, 2021.
Identify broad classifications of missing children based upon the circumstances under which the child goes missing
Understand that recovered missing children are at risk for psychological diseases and complications
Understand that recovered missing children are at risk for physical health diseases and complications in each organ system of the body
Recognize that first responders are potentially exposed to communicable illnesses and environmental toxins when participating in the recovery of a missing child
Strategize obtaining timely medical care for the recovered missing child on a local level