by Cheyanne Lane

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November 6, 2012
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November is National Runaway Prevention Month

What are the first thoughts that go through your mind when you see a youth on the streets? How did they get there, where are their parents, and are they safe? It’s disturbing to realize that 1.6-2.8 million youth run away annually. That’s each year. Most youth who run away do so because of threatening environments at home, such as physical/verbal abuse, substance abuse issues, questions of sexual orientation, or escaping state care. Unfortunately, by choosing to run away, they further subject themselves to threatening situations that impede their progress in life. Youth who have chosen to run away are …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 6, 2012 06:22PM Published Nov 6, 2012 06:20PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.