U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
What About Me? COPING WITH THE ABDUCTION
OF A BROTHER OR SISTER
There are so many individuals and organizations that helped make this guide a reality. Their guidance and belief
in the guide not only helped us, the authors of the guide, deal with very real and difficult issues but also paved the
way for siblings to finally feel a sense of understanding and support. To everyone who helped to make this guide a
reality, we cannot thank you enough. We will forever be grateful for your compassion and generosity.
There are several individuals we would like to personally thank for their contributions. Their vision and compassion
made this guide come to life. Our thanks go to Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of the Child Protection Division,
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice; Helen Connelly and Tom Weeden
of Fox Valley Technical College; Lynn Miller from Lockheed Martin; Katherine Lenard from FasterKitty, LLC; and Dan
Rock from FirstPic, Inc.
Several other individuals also helped to make this guide a reality, including Helen Fitzgerald from the American
Hospice Foundation; Ann Figura and Harriet Heiberg from Fox Valley Technical College; Andrea Lange and Tom
Cullen from Lockheed Martin; Lori St. Onge from Child Find PEI; Liss Hart-Haviv from Take Root; Nancy Sabin from
the Jacob Wetterling Foundation; and Julie Kenniston.
Finally, we wish to express our greatest thanks to a number of organizations that, through their financial support and
generosity, made this document a reality. We especially want to recognize the following individuals and
organizations for their generosity:
• Dr. Scholl Foundation
• Mr.Tom Petters
• Oshkosh B’Gosh, Inc.
• Time Warner Cable
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
• Xerox Corporation
• Mr. Greg Storrs
A special thank you also goes to Kimpton Hotels, Fox World Travel, Datawatch, Sky