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Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum

is designed to help educate youth about alternatives to running away. It is presented in 14 modules offering lessons to help teachers and community-based organizations lead discussions with youth. Topics include communication and listening, adolescent development, personal influences, peers, families, roles and responsibilities, runaway reality, and more. (National Runaway Switchboard, Department of Health and Human Services)

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Help kids understand how the choices they make now can affect their whole lives. Introduce them to successful people in your community who can explain what it took to succeed. Teens with long-term goals for education or work will be less likely to compromise their futures by engaging in risky behavior.
Image of teen male walking along what appears of be a rural, dirt road.

Youth and teens


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