A Program of the Crisis Relief Network

Centers for Disease Control

Information for Parents







National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Featured Program

DCRF is a special program of the Crisis Relief Network. DCRF is a focused community-based program whose mission is to promote awareness and facilitate support of parents caring for their disabled child and to enhance the Quality-of-Life for these special families. All families have struggles raising children in today’s world. There is no greater challenge than finding out your child has a disability.

Health Fact

Did you know that people with disabilities were more likely to report needing to see a doctor but could not because the costs of doing so were prohibitive?
In all states, people with disabilities are more likely to report costs being a barrier to disabilities in health care compared to people without disabilities.

 

The Crisis Relief Network was incorporated in 1993 under the name Child Watch of North America. The Crisis Relief Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. When Child Watch was founded in 1993 it's focus was dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children. That mission continues under Crisis Relief Network as a program.In 1994 investigations were added as a service to help search for missing children.

Through Child Watch, our organization has assisted in the rescue of over 250 missing children, distributed millions of free photo ID cards and safety rules. In 2003 alone, Child Watch distributed over one million home ID kits through our sponsor Shell Oil. The home ID kits were also distributed through some of our other sponsors like Toys R Us. Toys R Us distributed 350,000 home ID kits in one weekend as part of a nationwide promotion. Our home ID kit has been sent out to every state across the United States and over 40 countries nationwide. We now offer the FBI smartphone app on our website and at events. This has always been a free service for families. All of our services are provided free of charge to families, children, veterans and first responders.

Since 2009 our mission has evolved. We had been searching for ways to help more families and we discovered a method to help trauma survivors. This method to assist anyone affected by trauma changed our organization forever. The method is called Rapid Resolution Therapy and we have worked with children, parents, veterans, first responders and childhood abuse survivors with remarkable life changing results. A perfect example of how this program works is through actual testimonials. A lady who had experienced severe childhood sexual abuse and was living with deep depression wrote to us a few days after her two hour session and said "You saved my life, thank you, thank you. thank you". Priceless!