Join the National Runaway Switchboard and other prominent national organizations this November to help prevent youth from running from home.
National Runaway Prevention Month, which includes information on easy ways to get involved, planning, fundraising, and getting the word out. For our list of suggested media (books, movies, documentaries, and art projects)
Did you know? 47 percent of runaway/homeless youth indicated that conflict between them and their parent or guardian was a major problem. The holiday season can be rough for some youth and families, but the #FloridaNetwork and our member agencies and shelters are here to help.
According to the National Runaway Safeline, youth who run away commonly describe a significant family conflict that led to their departure. SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) is one program that works to teach anger management skills, strengthen family relationships and prevent youth from leaving home. #TheNetworkWorks
Article: Running Away Part I: Why Kids Do It and How to Stop Them by James Lehman, MSW Read more: http://www.empoweringparents.com/Runaway-Teens-Why-They-Do-It-and-How-to-Stop-Them.php#ixzz2wWsmHKtx
Were the National Runaway Safeline - Here to Listen, Here to Help
This month, the #FloridaNetwork participates in National Runaway Prevention Month. According to the National Runaway Safeline, between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. Through early intervention and counseling, #TheNetworkWorks to keep youth at home. #NRPM2016 https://www.1800runaway.org/runaway-prevention-month/