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ERIC Number: ED079630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 16
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Runaway Youths: Families in Conflict.
Beyer, Margaret; And Others
The Hamden Mental Health Service staff collaborated with the police on a joint research project concerning runaway youth. The data suggest that adolescents who run away come from broken homes where disruption during preadolescence has been associated with parental separation and remarriage. These adolescents often exhibit symptoms of depression and impulsive behavior. Many adolescents run away primarily to escape from home, to experiment with their own autonomy, or to manipulate their parents into effecting changes which would make the relationship more satisfactory. Through planning, implementing, and interpreting this preliminary study, the community has benefited in the following areas: (1) operational and training procedures in the police department have been systematized and upgraded; (2) interagency cooperation has been promoted; and (3) service for adolescents and their families has been improved. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting, (Washington, D. C., May 3-5, 1973)