Six Ways You Can Help Youth During National Runaway Prevention Month--and Beyond

1. Teach families to communicate. Statistics from the Family and Youth Services Bureau and the National Runaway Safeline point to family difficulties as a top reason youth run away. Youth workers say communication workshops, curricula like NRS’s “Let’s Talk,” and counseling sessions can improve relationships and keep young people from taking that first step out the door.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, sponsored by our partners at the National Runaway Safeline. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face and educate the public about ways to keep youth from running away from home.

In this slideshow we’ve collected some of our best advice about preventing youth from leaving home, and aiding them if they do leave. For more in-depth coverage of runaway and homeless issues, check out our archives.

Want to learn more? The advice in this slideshow comes from the following articles:

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