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  1. 1. Being a teenager is a hard journey in life. It’s the middle between being a child and becoming an adult. Teenagers face difficult and stressful situations and often feel like the world around them is unfair.<br />Runaways by Shaunica Stark<br />Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year… <br />Youth aged 12-17 are at higher risk for homelessness than adults…<br /> <br />47% of runaway / homeless youth indicated that conflict between them and their parent or guardian was a major problem…<br />80% of runaway and homeless girls reported having ever been sexually or physically abused. 34% of runaway youth (girls and boys) reported sexual abuse before leaving home and forty-three percent of runaway youth (girls and boys) reported physical abuse before leaving home…<br />12% of runaway and homeless youth spent at least one night outside, in a park, on the street, under a bridge or overhang, or on a rooftop…<br />32% of runaway and homeless youth have attempted suicide at some point in their lives…<br />Source- NRS Statistics on Runaways from Peer-reviewed Journals and Federal Studies<br />

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