Focusing on Outcomes for Youth: Safety
Based on years of work with runaway and homeless youth and the best emerging evidence about what they need to succeed, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) believes the most crucial outcomes for runaway and homeless youth include: well-being, permanent connections, safety and self-sufficiency.
In a new issue of The Exchange, we focus on ways to improve safety for runaway and homeless youth. First, we look at runaway prevention practices, meant to keep youth off the street and in their homes whenever possible. Next, we address the particular safety needs of sexually trafficked youth while they are getting help from social service providers. And last, we look at best practices for keeping youth safe after they leave a runaway and homeless youth program.