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LCSW: Keep Your Children Safe This Summer: Groundbreaking LCSW project to facilitate safe return of lost children

Imagine the panic of a small child, who only moments ago was having the time of his life with his daycamp as they enjoyed their outing. It only took a couple of seconds of distraction, and now his friends and counselors are nowhere to be seen.

He starts to cry. Hard. A park official finds him and tries to help him find his group, but the child is crying too hard to speak. Precious moments are lost as he tries to calm him down. Finally, the hysteria subsides and transitions into hiccuping shudders.

“What’s your name?” the employee asks kindly.

“Avrami,” the boy whispers.

“What’s your phone number, Avrami?” he asks.

Blank look.

Summer is fast approaching and with it comes more time outdoors and far from home. Whether camp trips, end-of-school trips or family trips, large groups out and about leave potential for many scary scenarios. In these cases, it is vital for a child to know, or have handy, contact information for parent or supervisors in case they get lost.

As a valuable public service, LCSW has manufactured fluorescent bracelets to be filled in with a child’s information and worn during trips and outings. If a child should chas veshalom get lost, they can quickly and efficiently be returned to the adult who is caring for them.

These bracelets can be ordered in bulk for large camps and groups or in small numbers for families. Taking the extra few minutes to fill in your campers’/ children’s information before a trip can be the most valuable investment of time you make that day.

By wearing this bracelet whenever they get out, children will also get accustomed to knowing a parent or guardian’s cell phone at all times, which is so important from a safety standpoint.

The bracelets are available in different colors and can be requested by emailing mailto:safety@lcswnj.orgor calling 732 367 5279

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There are 3 Comments to "LCSW: Keep Your Children Safe This Summer: Groundbreaking LCSW project to facilitate safe return of lost children"

  • hmm says:

    that is a great idea! However,i think maybe just the camp name or number should be written as there may be other safety issues involved if the lost little kids name is easily accessible……. Or maybe I’m just being an overly concerned parent..? (Yes, I’m one of those crazy mothers who wont display their child’s name on the yarmulka!)

  • Negel Vasser says:

    Absolutely! Name of child should never be available for random individuals to call a child by his/her name, leaving the child with the assumption that they “know” the individual. Parent contact information should be on the bracelet. I highly recommend the book “Let’s Stay Safe!” as a way to open the conversation about staying safe and what to do if a child gets separated from a caregiver. Let’s Stay Safe, Bezras Hashem.

  • Lakewood mom says:

    Great idea!
    Ideally kids should never get lost or separated from supervising adult but in the event that a child is missing I think it’s better that he should have his parent’cell accessible.
    I personally would leave out the name.
    How much do those cost?

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