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NCJ Number: 146843 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: North American Directory of Programs for Runaways, Homeless Youth and Missing Children, 1994
Corporate Author: American Youth Work Ctr
United States of America
Editor(s): M A Wyman; W W Treanor
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 326
Sponsoring Agency: American Youth Work Ctr
Washington, DC 20036
Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: ISBN 0-944678-02-5
Sale Source: American Youth Work Ctr
1200 17th Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents six youth-worker-training articles and a 1994 North American directory of programs for runaways, homeless youth, and missing children.
Abstract: Three articles discuss the use of alcohol and other drugs among runaway and homeless youth, characteristics of "Street Children of the World," and how to determine the legitimacy of missing and exploited children's organizations. Other articles profile programs, including Kids Call, which is an outreach program to help get runaways and other youth in contact with an adult from their home communities; Operation: Home Free, which helps get runaways back home safely; and Project Safe Place, which assists youth and families in crisis situations. The directory profiles over 450 programs that serve runaways, homeless youth, and missing children in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Canada. Profiles of runaway and homeless youth shelters include addresses, staff contacts, and phone numbers. A comprehensive description of each programs, its services, and intake policies is provided. The most current annual statistics regarding youth served and youth turned away are provided when available, broken down into the categories of homeless, runaways, and court/welfare youth. Profiles of missing children's programs also include addresses, staff contact, and their telephone numbers. A description of services is provided, along with information on fees, origin and use of operating funds, statistics on children served, and governance.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Homeless children; Missing children; Runaways; Youth advocates
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