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NCJ Number: 155816 Find in a Library
Title: Runaway Me: A Survivor's Story
Author(s): E K Cutler
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 379
Sponsoring Agency: A Blooming Press Co
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Publication Number: ISBN 1-884607-15-2
Sale Source: A Blooming Press Co
749 S. Lemay
Suite A3-223
Fort Collins, CO 80524
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by a person who ran away from home at age 15, this volume provides advice for adolescents, runaways, parents, and other concerned persons regarding practical actions they can take to prevent and cope with runaway crises in their lives.
Abstract: In 1983, the author ran away from home. He had experience physical, emotional, and some sexual abuse from more than one perpetrator. He survived 3 months of hunger, homelessness, experiences with child molesters and the police, arrest and escape from jail, chronic drug use, and prostitution. The author left again about 15 months later, when he was 16, and since then have been back only to visit. Noting that from 1.5 to 2 million youths run away each year, the text emphasizes that this story is typical of the experiences of millions of runaways. It notes that causes of running away range from boredom to abuse and depression. Index, reading and reference lists, and lists and descriptions of hotlines and resource organizations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Child protection services; Child victims; Parent-Child Relations; Programs for runaways; Runaways
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