ERIC Number: ED349482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children in Crisis: A Report on Runaway and Homeless Youth in Alaska.
Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Juneau. Div. of Family and Youth Services.
Participants, at a conference convened by the Division of Family and Youth Services in Alaska on November 7th and 8th, 1991, began the development of a framework for a statewide plan for runaway and homeless youth. With the assistance of Division staff and the Northwest Network of Runaway and Youth Services, over 100 professionals and citizens from around the state developed the framework for such a plan. Two similar conferences were convened December 10th and 12th, 1991, with 26 and 16 participants who continued to develop strategies to reach the desired outcomes. Many aspects of the statewide plan were completed at the conferences. The conferences examined these topics: (1) primary reasons that youth runaway from home; (2) where youth run; (3) behaviors and problems of runaway youth; (4) estimated numbers of runaway youth; (5) desired outcomes for runaway youth; (6) behaviors and problems of homeless youth; (7) strategies for dealing with the problem of runaway youth; and (8) particular strategies for runaway youth in various locations in Alaska. (The appendix contains a list of conference participants; a description of the Northwest Network of Runaway and Youth Services' program model; and texts of the laws on runaways, runaway programs, and the Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Juneau. Div. of Family and Youth Services.