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Do you or the young people you work with have advice on how to keep youth safe and off the streets? The National Runaway Safeline wants to hear from you!
To help build awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month in November, the Safeline is collecting tips from youth and adults about how to do things -- like improve family communication and manage conflict -- that might keep young people from running away.
Tips will be reviewed by an expert panel, and the best will be featured on the NRS website throughout the month of November.
Sofia Katsaggelos, NRS Board Member and youth representative, and the entire NRS Youth Activist League
Cyndi Lauper, civil rights activist and Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist
Congressman David Reichert (R-WA)
Darla Bardine, National Network For Youth
James Garbarino, author and professor at Loyola University Chicago
Charlotte Latvala, columnist and magazine contributor on parenting
Christina Tynan-Wood, blogger for Momster on the Family Circle website
Maureen Blaha, Executive Director, National Runaway Safeline