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The Theme For November's National Runaway Prevention Month was "Friends Helping Friends."

November 8, 2017

Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away each year. Many of these young people will end up on the streets. These are not bad kids; they are good kids in bad situations. National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is spearheaded each year by the National Runaway Safeline, which provides information on easy ways to get involved, plan events, and spread the word. By supporting NRPM, you are showing America’s runaway and homeless youth that they are not invisible and they are not alone.

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Educate Youth About Drug Addiction During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

January 12, 2017

Join hundreds of organizations around the country as they "shatter the myths" about alcohol and drug use.

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Preparing Staff to Work With Trafficked Youth

March 7, 2011

Thousands of youth are trafficked in the United States every year. The Polaris Project offers several tools youth-serving organizations can use to prepare their staff members to serve these young people well.  

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Dating-Violence Fact Sheets for Teens

February 17, 2011

These resources help teens identify and deal with dating violence and abuse.

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