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Family Care Council Area 1 Educate and Empower Event
July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Family Care Council Area 1 present the Educate and Empower Event with Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley. Coley will be the featured presenter and talk about ways to prepare and protect those at risk of wandering. Paul will demonstrate how preparing a Scent Preservation Kit® and having Scent Discriminate K9 resources available can help keep at-risk populations safe.
The event takes place Tuesday, July 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. – Room A125
6205 North W Street, Pensacola, FL
Scent Evidence K9 is a Tallahassee-based international provider of effective Scent Preservation Kit® products and Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing services that enable responders to find missing persons faster and bring them home safely. Former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist, Paul Coley, founded the company in 2012 to develop a line of scent preservation kit products and specialized K9 training techniques that would increase location success while decreasing recovery time.
The Scent Preservation Kit® and The Family Care Council
Paul designed the original Scent Preservation Kit® to provide families and caregivers with an extra layer of protection before a child or an adult becomes lost. The Scent Preservation Kit® is proven to save lives and scientifically-tested to last up to 10 years. The Family Care Council Area 1 Educate and Empower event is open to the public and offers this unique safety and awareness opportunity for family members and caregivers.
The mission of Scent Evidence K9 is to provide effective systems and services that enable communities and organizations to find missing persons and bring them home safely. A key approach in achieving this
mission is helping communities focus on providing services to the most vulnerable populations with greater risk of becoming a missing person. Two vulnerable populations found in most communities are children with autism spectrum disorder and persons with dementia.
Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease Wandering Statistics
The American Pediatric Association states that 50% of children with autism will go missing at least once before age 17. Studies also show that 6 out of 10 of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia will wander and go missing. Florida has the nation’s second highest Alzheimer’s Disease population with over 520,000. That number is forecast to grow to 720,000 by 2025.
Several Florida Counties and State Agencies are taking progressive steps to better protect these individuals and create safer communities.