Gain a family’s perspective on the importance of Child Abduction Response Team training. David Smither will share his experience of losing his own sister to a serial offender, in a small town that was unprepared to deal with such a catastrophe. Having witnessed first-hand his own community’s lack of preparedness, and subsequently growing up in close proximity to missing children’s cases through his family’s nonprofit, the Laura Recovery Center Foundation, David has a unique perspective on the importance of disaster preparedness. This presentation will combine a high level introduction to CART (and related training resources) with a powerful personal testimony of the impact of the abduction of a child on a family’s life.
I was honored to be interviewed for my friend Joe McClane’s feature-length documentary, Living “His” Life: The Other Side of Fear. The documentary is part of a larger project focused on authentic Catholic masculinity, “to bring men together for the journey towards heaven, strengthen families, restore a moral society, and to help bring about healing, forgiveness, and courage in their lives.” The documentary can be viewed for free online here.