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National Collaboration for Youth. 2012. Building a brighter future: An essential agenda for America's young people. [Rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: National Collaboration for Youth, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report presents federal public policy recommendations that are intended to improve children's health, safety, and well-being, and improve the education system with the goals of saving money, strengthening families, producing a more educated work force, and laying a base for America that will thrive into the next century. Topics covered include early childhood, education, after-school and summer programs, child welfare, healthy children and adolescents, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, runaway and homeless adolescents, adolescent services, and adolescent employment.

Contact: National Human Services Assembly, 1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 402, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 347-2080 Fax: (202) 393-4517 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health services, After school programs, Child health, Early childhood education, Education, Employment, Homelessness, Juvenile delinquents, Poverty, Prevention, Public policy, Runaways, Safety

Hwang, A. 2012. Supporting Pan Asian Runaway and Homeless Youth: Special Projects of Regional and National Significance—[Final report]. Minneapolis, MN: Asian Media Access, 33 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This final report describes a project to provide Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) runaway and homeless youth in Minnesota culturally-appropriate health services, through RICE (Reaching Immigrants with Care & Education). The 2007-2012 project included street outreach, health education, prevention and intervention services designed for AAPI street youth, aged between 10-18 years old, with a special focus on Hmong runaway girls who bear highest risk of being subjected to sexual abuse. Report contents include a description of the project and realtionship to Title V maternal and child health programs, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, dissemination and utilization of results, as well as future plans and sustainability. The appendix includes the evaluation report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Final reports, Health services delivery, Homeless persons, Outreach, Pacific Islanders, Runaways, Youth

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. 2011. It's your life. Washington, DC: American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law,

Annotation: This website is geared toward helping adolescents in foster care who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) navigate the child welfare system. The site provides information about harassment, discrimination, and violence; homelessness and running away; health and sexuality; and state-specific resources. A 24-hour hotline is included. The site also adresses common questions, presents stories about LGBTQ adolescents, discusses life after foster care, and provides other related information.

Contact: American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law, 740 15th Street, N.W., , Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 662-1000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 285-2221 Fax: (202) 662-1755 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Child welfare agencies, Children's rights, Discrimination, Foster care, Homelessness, Homosexuality, Runaways, Sexual harassment, Violence

Levin-Epstein J, Greenberg MH, eds. 2003. Leave no youth behind: Opportunities for Congress to reach disconnected youth. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 109 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses six programs being considered by the 108th Congress for reauthorization, using a lens of policies to assist disconnected youth. The programs discussed include (1) adult education and literacy programs of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act in Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), (2) financial aid programs addressing cultural and academic barriers to access to higher education under the Higher Education Act, (3) special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), (4) services and programs for homeless and runaway youth funded by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), (5) services and cash assistance provided to youth under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, and (6) youth services and activities funded under the WIA. The report concludes with endnotes.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adult education, Cultural barriers, Disabilities, Federal programs, Homeless persons, Literacy programs, Public policy, Runaways, Special education, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Young adults

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. 1995. A guide to implementing research and demonstration grants for the Family and Youth Services Bureau. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 86 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Research and Demonstration Program grants for independent living and outreach services for runaway and homeless youth. It offers guidance for planning a research and demonstration project, implementing a research and demonstration project, networking, project evaluation, project documentation, disseminating project results, and institutionalizing successful project activities. It ends with appendices on Runaway and Homeless Youth Program research and demonstration priority areas 1983-1994, Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program research and development priority areas 1989-1994, FYSB funded national and regional organizations, national clearinghouses and resource centers, and selected evaluation references.

Contact: National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Telephone: (301) 608-8098 Contact Phone: (301) 608-3505 Fax: (301) 587-4352 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Federal programs, Grants management, Guidelines, Homeless persons, Outreach, Research programs, Runaways, Youth

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 1994. A guide to enhancing the cultural competence of runaway and homeless youth programs. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 109 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses helping local runaway and homeless youth programs better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of young people. It provides information on focusing on cultural competence, getting started, assessing current organizational competence, taking action, and the challenge of change. It ends with appendices on assessment questionnaires, materials on cultural competence, national resource organizations, matrix of community diversity, matrix of staff diversity, matrix of board diversity, matrix of volunteer diversity, and an evaluation form.

Contact: National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Telephone: (301) 608-8098 Fax: (301) 587-4352 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Guidelines, Homeless persons, Organizations, Runaways, Youth services

Able-Peterson,T, Bucy J. 1993. The streetwork outreach training manual. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, 149 pp.

Annotation: This manual is intended as a guide for action for people concerned about runaway, homeless youth. It describes why children run away, and how they live on the streets, including case histories. It then tells how some workers are able to reach out to the children, gain their trust, and help them to make productive lives. It describes some successful programs, and gives resources.

Contact: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: $7.00 includes shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescents, Counseling, Hunger, Mental health, Outreach, Prevention, Prostitution, Runaways, Shelters, Training, Trust

Pires SA, Silber JT. 1991. On their own: Runaway and homeless youth and programs that serve them. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, Children and Youth at Risk Project, 275 pp.

Annotation: This book is a report on runaway and homeless youth, and programs serving them, in seven large and medium-sized cities throughout the United States. It focuses on the characteristics and service needs of these youth and the demands they pose for service providers. The book examines how the population and the service environment have changed since passage of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act in 1974 and whether public policies and practices have kept pace with these changes. The book looks at social and practice issues confronting providers and policy makers and highlights viable strategies that have been developed by programs to serve this population of youth effectively.

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: 7.00; make check payable to Georgetown University Child Development Center.

Keywords: Community programs, Homeless persons, Runaways, Youth, Youth services

Finkelhor D, Hotaling G, Sedlak A. 1990. Missing, abducted, runaway, and thrownaway children in America: First report—Numbers and characteristics, national incidence studies: Executive summary. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 19 pp.

Annotation: This is the executive summary of a report on the incidence of children being abducted, running away, being lost or missing, or being "thrown away," defined as being directly told to leave the household; refused readmittance to the household; ignored when running away; or abandoned or deserted. Summary statistics are presented graphically for the incidence of these cases in the U.S. as a whole. In the prose text, other data, such as typical perpetrator, time of year, race of victim, distance the runaway traveled, duration of absence, or incidence of returning home, are given. The report draws its statistics from a survey of 34, 000 households, a survey of juvenile residential facilities, a study of community service professionals, and an analysis of police and FBI records. It was funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-5911 Web Site: Available from Hathitrust via participating libraries.

Keywords: Abandoned children, Abductions, Children, Missing children, Runaways Youth, Statistics

University of Washington, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. 1990. West Coast Scientific Symposium on Health Care of Runaway and Street Youth. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Division of Adolescent Medicine, ca. 60 pp.

Annotation: This document consists of abstracts of presentations made at a symposium on health care for runaways and street youth. The topics range from the general (planning, outreach, medical care) to more specific (prostitution, sexually transmitted diseases/HIV/AIDS.) A list of participants and a conference agenda are also provided. Tesearch articles from this symposium were published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in November 1991. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Health services, Homeless persons, Intervention, Outreach, Prevention services, Prostitution, Runaways

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1989. Homelessness: Homeless and runaway youth receiving services at federally funded shelters. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 52 pp.

American Academy of Pediatrics. 1988. Speak up for children. Washington, DC: American Academy of Pediatrics, 25 pp.

Annotation: These papers discuss access to health care for American children, injury prevention, child care, causes of death among adolescents, alcohol and tobacco utilization among adolescents, adolescent sexuality, runaway and homeless adolescents, abuse of adolescents, biomedical research in pediatrics, AIDS, and parental leave.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Contact Phone: (202) 662-7640 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: AIDS, Access to health care, Adolescent mortality, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Cause of death, Child abuse, Child care, Children, Homeless persons, Injury prevention, Parental leave, Pediatrics, Research, Runaways, Tobacco use

Brown BS, Mills AR, eds. 1987, 1990r. Youth at high risk for substance abuse. Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 181 pp.

Annotation: This report is based on presentations from a technical review on Special Youth Populations - What Etiology Suggests About Prevention and Treatment Programming held July 1986 and sponsored by the Division of Prevention and Communications of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The report focuses on four youthful populations in an effort to understand both their degree of risk for substance abuse and the etiologic factors involved in such risk. The four populations include: children of substance abusers; delinquent youth; foster care youth; and runaways. The effectiveness of various prevention and treatment services for these young people is discussed.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Foster care, Juvenile delinquents, Prevention, Runaways, Substance abuse, Treatment

Smollar J, Youniss J, Ooms T. 1986. Family relationships of adolescents in crisis: An assessment of research and programs: Final report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Social Services Policy, 74 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the findings of a study designed to examine the role of parent involvement in services to pregnant adolescents, drug abusers, and runaway youth under eighteen years old. The investigation entailed a review of the developmental, clinical, and research literature; interviews with experts in the field of program policy; and site visits and interviews with personnel at 26 programs serving adolescents in the Washington, DC-Baltimore, MD area. The report discusses factors found to serve as barriers or which facilitate parent involvement in services. Recommendations for future research are provided.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Contact Phone: (202) 245-1805 Web Site: Print copy available from the publisher. Document Number: NTIS SHR-0013943.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Parents, Runaways Youth, Substance abuse

Petit MR, Overcash D. 1983. America's children: Powerless and in need of powerful friends. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Human Services, 99 pp.

Annotation: This book is written for the nation's governors to provide the most recent information available about the status of America's children. It presents the condition of millions of children who by virtue of their age, health, financial status, or race are especially vulnerable and unusually dependent upon their parents and society. This is not a budget impact analysis. It presents data which were collected and assessed prior to 1981 when several billion federal dollars were eliminated from children's programs nationwide. It discusses children in poverty, family assistance, food and nourishment, shelter, child care, education, youth employment, childhood sickness and death, access to health care, non-disease deaths, special care, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, sexual exploitation, children without homes, runaways, juvenile justice, and adolescent pregnancy.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333, Telephone: (207) 287-3707 Secondary Telephone: (800) 606-0215 Fax: (207) 287-3005 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent employment, Adolescent pregnancy, Child abuse, Child care, Child death, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Children, Data, Education, Families, Food, Homeless persons, Juvenile justice, Poverty, Runaways, Substance abuse, United States

Gordon J. 1981. Reaching troubled youth: Runaways and community mental health. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 204 pp.

Annotation: This book includes papers presented by runaway center workers and administrators at a conference organized by the National Youth Work Alliance and the National Institute of Mental Health. The conference suggested that runaway centers which serve adolescents fill the role of community mental health centers. The papers provide an overview of runaways and runaway centers and discuss innovative mental health services, peer counseling, long-term care, prevention, training, relationships to mental health facilities, and accreditation and licensure.

Keywords: Accreditation, Adolescents, Community mental health centers, Licensing, Mental health, Peer counseling, Prevention, Runaways, Shelters, Training

Saltonstall MB. 1973. Runaways and street children in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, 64 pp.

Annotation: This preliminary study of the runaway population in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the result of Massachusetts' preparation for the 1970 White House Conferences on Children and Youth. The chapters discuss the status of the problem, the homes runaways left and why they left them, runaways and drug use, protracted runaway episodes, resources available to runaways and street children, three community models of support, and recommendations.

Keywords: Conferences, Drug use behavior, Family relations, Massachusetts, Runaways


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.