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Join fellow parents and friends of internationally-abducted children in Washington DC, May 22-24 for iStand 2019: Hope on the Horizon!

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Thursday, May 23 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Session I: Keeping Our Children Safe at Home: IPCA Prevention Roundtable

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Preventing International Parental Child Abduction requires a multifaceted, collaborative approach among an array of stakeholders. This session features a panel of agency officials and advocates discussing promising prevention legislation in statehouses,  prevention initiatives in federal agencies and NGOs, and public education strategies to keep children safe from International Parental Child Abduction.

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Scott Renner

Director, U.S. Department of State Office of Children's issues
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Patti Walker

OCS and CI Liaison at NTC, U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Citizens Services and Children's Issues
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Dr. Noelle Hunter

President & Co-Founder, iStand Parent Network Inc.
Dr. Hunter is the president and co-founder of iStand Parent Network Inc. Her daughter, Muna, was abducted to Mali in 2011 and returned in 2014 through strong faith, cooperation between the U.S. and Mali and an organized network of family and friends who cried "No Rest!" until Muna... Read More →
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Farryl Sorokin

Program Manager, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Farryl Sorokin is Program Manager of Training for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Farryl has ten years of experience with the agency with her previous position as a Supervisor and Case Manager in the Missing Children Division. In this role, Farryl collaborated... Read More →
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Keep Our Kids Home

Keep Our Kids Home (KOKH) advocates for stronger, more effective policies and practices that prevent children from becoming victims of International Parental Child Abduction. As every abduction is local, KOKH believes that true prevention reform must occur at the state and local level... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
U.S. Institute of Peace - Farooq Kathwari Amphitheatre 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

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