#NCFYtalk: National Runaway Prevention Month

A young person in an online discussion.

Every year, tens of thousands of youth run away from home or are asked to leave. Living on their own, these youth can face many traumas including violence, substance abuse, and sexual exploitation. While working toward stable housing, employment, and education, the power of one friend is significant.

To wrap up National Runaway Prevention Month, join us and the National Runaway Safeline for a Twitter chat about how everyone can help end youth homelessness. Following this year’s theme, “Ending Youth Homelessness: Friends Helping Friends,” we’ll discuss the types of supports friends, families, youth-serving professionals, educators, and communities can provide to help vulnerable homeless youth transition safely and successfully to adulthood.

Using the hashtag #NCFYtalk, share your ideas, successes, and questions in the ongoing effort to end youth homelessness in 2020.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016  at 1 p.m. EST

Who (Co-Hosts): The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (@NCFY) and the National Runaway Safeline (@1800RUNAWAY)

Hashtag: #NCFYtalk


Learn More About Runaway Youth

FYSB’s Youth Homelessness website

Primary Sources: Addressing the Individuals Needs of Runaway and Homeless Youth

What Can FYSB’s Network of Support for Runaway and Homeless Youth Do for You?

National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: 10 Question to Screen Runaway Youth for Sexual Abuse

9-5 pm Eastern