Tenth Anniversary of National Runaway Prevention Month

This November marks the 10th anniversary of National Runaway Prevention Month. This month is designed to raise awareness about the serious problems that runaway youth must handle, and to display how important is is to prevent runaways.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau, the National Runaway Switchboard, and the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth have joined together to organize a series of events to educate and increase awareness of runaway youths. Throughout the month, they encourage people to take to social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to start a discussion on the problems facing runaway youths. The NRS website offers tips on how to get started. Finally, they encourage workplaces to set up a "Green Sock Day" during November, and send pictures of all of their employees wearing bright green socks to the NRS, to raise awareness.

If you'd like any more information or would like to know more ways to particpate in National Runaway Prevention month, you can visit www.1800runaway.org/national-runaway-prevention-month or ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/topics/runaway_and_homeless_youth.


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