This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
What happens to youth who have been exposed to violence? Exposure to violence at home, in the form of child abuse and neglect, or in the community, whether at school or in the neighborhood, can affect young people in profound ways. The National Safe Start Center has developed a series of tip sheets for agencies and staff working with youth, domestic violence and homeless shelters, child welfare staff, parents, and others to help identify and serve young people impacted by trauma.