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NCJ Number: 118724 Find in a Library
Title: Running Around with Runaways
Journal: Community Alternatives: International Journal of Family Care  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:85-97
Author(s): K Kufeldt; P E Perry
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Despite the increased attention on runaways, no clear description of this group and its needs has emerged.
Abstract: By using data from a number of studies on this poorly defined population in Calgary, Alberta, the characteristics of running behavior are identified to be able to generate a typology of running behavior. Socio-psychological descriptions of the problems behind the behaviors are provided. The notion of a safety net of approaches and resources for service intervention are also discussed. 3 figures and 17 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Runaways
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Juvenile delinquency; School dropouts
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