ERIC Number: ED203247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
On the Run: A Guide for Helping Runaway Youth in Transportation Centers.
Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
This guide is developed for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in helping runaway youth. The first four sections discuss the numbers and types of runaways and illustrate the problems presented by youth using buses and trains to run away from home. Specific characteristics and behavior of runaways are outlined to assist in the design of programs for identifying and assisting these youth. The fifth section highlights successful elements of existing runaway programs; recommendations for establishing and maintaining programs are presented. The sixth section consists of detailed case studies of four separate programs that address the problem of runaways in and around bus stations. A directory of organizations familiar with the problems of and programs for runaways in and around transportation centers is also included. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Area Studies, Bus Transportation, Community Programs, Family Problems, Helping Relationship, Individual Characteristics, Program Development, Public Facilities, Rail Transportation, Runaways, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.