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Each November, National Runaway Prevention Month raises awareness about runaway youth and shares ideas for keeping families together. This year's event, spearheaded by the National Runaway Safeline (formerly known as the National Runaway Switchboard) includes multiple ways to get involved--some of them new and some of them familiiar.
Join the November 4 Social Media Day of Action to raise awareness about runaway and homeless youth using Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. You can also Tweet using a list of designated hashtags like #runawaycrisis and #reasonstoreachout.
Send the teens in your life a positive text message on November 19 to remind them how much you care. Or, plan a local advocacy event to mirror events held by NRS and its partners each Tuesday, including a November 12 candlelight vigil.