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  1. 1. Being a teenager is a hard journey in life. It’s themiddle between being a child and becoming an adult.Teenagers face difficult and stressful situations andoften feel like the world around them is unfair.Runaways by Shaunica Stark
  2. 2. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in ayear…
  3. 3. Youth aged 12-17 are at higher risk for homelessnessthan adults…
  4. 4. 47% of runaway / homeless youth indicated that conflict between themand their parent or guardian was a major problem…
  5. 5. 80% of runaway and homeless girls reported havingever been sexually or physically abused. 34% ofrunaway youth (girls and boys) reported sexualabuse before leaving home and forty-three percentof runaway youth (girls and boys) reported physicalabuse before leaving home…
  6. 6. 12% of runaway and homeless youth spent at leastone night outside, in a park, on the street, under abridge or overhang, or on a rooftop…
  7. 7. 32% of runaway and homeless youth have attemptedsuicide at some point in their lives…
  8. 8. Source- NRS Statistics on Runaways from Peer-reviewed Journals and FederalStudies

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