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|About||Search the Earth, Inc. Search, Educate, Assure, Rescue & critical incident support to missing children and adults. Please check our photo albums.|
1. S.E.A.R.CH our acronym for Search, Educate, Assure, Rescue Children and others.
2. To educate, prevent and respond to missing, lost or abducted children or adults who may wander due to Alzheimer's or other medical or mental health problems.
3. To provide crisis and trauma mental health support through Critical Incident Stress Management and debriefing services to victims, volunteers and staff exposed to trauma settings (natural or man-made disasters).
Search the Earth.org, a/k/a Kidz-Search.org, was formed in 2006, and registered as a 501(c)(3), in 2010, with a donation from the Nantucket Rotary Club, following our search and mental health support work in post-earthquake Haiti (2010).
Search the Earth.org utilizes a K-9, retriever, trained in live "air-scent" search for missing/abducted children or adults who may suffer Alzheimer's or mental health problems. Considerable focus is placed on education and loss prevention of young children, through classroom presentations that include introduction to canine care and training, demonstration of search skill and educating participants to memorize a parent's name and phone number.
Handler and Founder, Joe "Jody" Fitzgerald, is a Harvard-trained counselor with over thirty years experience in crisis and trauma counseling response. He holds certifications in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Post-Shooting Trauma, FEMA Planning for Children in Disasters, Police Chaplaincy and managed employee assistance programs for law enforcement and commercial air flight crews. A full vitae and references are available to schools or programs.
K-9: AKC Canine Good Citizen / Assist / SAR / Therapy Dogs, Inc. Certifications.
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
Handler Education: Harvard University, EdM, (Counseling & Consulting Psychology/Human Development/Early Childhood Education track; Critical Incident Stress Mgmt (Advanced); Post-Shooting Trauma; Police Chaplaincy; Hostage Negotiation; FEMA and Dept. of Justice courses in Victim Assistance, Planning for Children in Disasters and Incident Command.
Awards: U.S. Treasury/U.S. Customs Commendation for bravery bravery 2000. Service on State and local community service Boards and Domestic Violence Task Force, Dade County, FL
|Founded||Jody M. D. Fitzgerald, EdM, CEAP, CISM. K-9 "Tejyl" (Tejal) is a Hindu name for "brightness or light." SAR / personal assist / Therapy Certifications.|
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Facebook.com/searchtheearth with paw prints bordering text. $5.00 donations. This includes shipping & handling - that's better than Amazon :)