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Family Advocacy Outreach Network

Connecting families with resources in their communities

What is the Family Advocacy Outreach Network?

FAON is a referral network of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® that provides sliding fee or pro bono services to parents and families of missing and sexually exploited children. FAON seeks the expertise of treatment professionals experienced in crisis management for family trauma who are willing to provide therapeutic services for these families.

Why is FAON necessary?

While NCMEC provides crisis and mental health support via telephone, families often require immediate, in-person intervention. FAON professionals provide ongoing crisis management and therapy to strengthen families as they work through their traumatic experiences.

Who are the members of FAON?

Members of FAON are mental health service providers who are experienced in treating child victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and other forms of trauma. They are a diverse network of experienced professionals located throughout the U.S. and internationally working in private practice or for nonprofit organizations serving children.

How are members recruited?

Network participants are chosen on the basis of either professional licensure or experience in family trauma. Interested practitioners are required to submit an application and resume.

How do I become a member?

For more information about the requirements and expectations of FAON members download the application form.

Download application

For more information, please contact familyadvocacy@ncmec.org.

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