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Reuniting Children with Families After Abduction

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Reuniting Children with Families After Abduction

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Reuniting Children with Families After Abduction

Reuniting Children with Families After Abduction

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The two kidnapped boys found last week in Missouri are back home, and like Elizabeth Smart four years ago, they will be psychologically affected by this abduction.

Marcia Gilmer-Tullis, director of Family Advocacy Division for the Center of Missing and Exploited Children, talks about the challenges of reuniting children with families after an abduction. And a mother and son recount the experience of his abduction by his father.

Guests:

Abby, whose son was abducted for 8 and a half months by his father

*program manager of Team Hope a peer-support network for families with missing children

Sam, abducted by his father at age 10. (He is now 19.)

Marcia Gilmer-Tullis, Director of Family Advocacy Division for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children