A new study was recently published to investigate the lived experiences of those were were abducted many years ago. This study was based on the personal interviews of abducted children. The study found that a high proportion of the participants reported suffering very significant effects from their abductions in terms of their mental health. The study concludes that, as the effects of abducted can be seriously negative and long-lasting, more must be done to protect children against abduction and its effects. Recommendations are made relating to the prevention of abduction, reunification when abduction occurs, and support for abducted children and their families including where the abducted child is not found, or is not returned to the State of habitual residence, as well as when the child is reunified with the left-behind family.”
The study was conducted by Professor Marilyn Freeman, PhD with financial support from the London Metropolitan University. Take Root, a U.S. Organization of previously abducted children Executive Director Liss Haviv is credited with providing support and assistance with the project.