Kiwanis Club presented seminar on “Child Safety”

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Alan J. Robinson, Young Children Priority One co-director Karen DeChristopher, Kiwanis President Greg Elbin and Young Children Priority One co-director Nick Limanov

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany presented a free seminar on “Prevent your Child from Being Kidnapped, Abducted, or Sexually Exploited,” on Tuesday, September 19 at Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Approximately 2,000 children are reported missing each day or ONE EVERY 37 SECONDS.

Help protect your child from becoming a part of these alarming statistics by attending this program on child safety. Attendees were provided with the tools to prevent child abduction, kidnapping and sexual exploitation as well as the safe use of technology (PCs and cell phones).  Mr. Robinson will dispel common safety myths, while providing skills parents, educators and police can teach children to help prevent them from becoming a victim.

Our guest speaker, Alan J. Robinson has spent years with NCMEC/Project ALERT (“America’s Law Enforcement Retiree Team”), a division of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, funded by the Department of Justice and the Adam Walsh Foundation. He is a national speaker on “Measures to Prevent your Child from Being  Kidnapped, Abducted, or Sexually Exploited”.

Mr. Robinson is an expert in this field and has authored numerous articles on the subject; he is a police academy instructor and provides training workshops for: the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, FBI, corporations, PTA’s and school systems.  He has made several TV appearances, been the subject of many news articles, as well as the recipient of many awards for his work in this field from state governors, prosecutors, and law enforcement as well as many grateful parents and educators.

This seminar was provided by Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and The Morris County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Parsippany ShopRite and Parsippany IHOP provided refreshments for the event.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our members, Kiwanians, are service-minded men and women who are united in their commitment and compassion for others.

Any community need can become a Kiwanis service project, especially the needs of children. Kiwanis service projects range from efforts that help local communities to Kiwanis International’s Worldwide Service Project for the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders.

Kiwanis members dedicate more than six million volunteer hours and invest more than $100 million in service projects that strengthen communities and serve children every year.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. Join Kiwanis for breakfast to learn how you can change the world “one child, one community.”

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Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989. Covering a wide range of events. Executive Board Member Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce. President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. Former Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.

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