As National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) comes to a close, here are some highlights from the national events.

Shine a Light for National Runaway Prevention MonthToday is the last day of National Runaway Prevention Month. Throughout the month, organizations and individuals across the nation came together to be a source of light, hope and support for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. A huge thank you to all who hosted and participated in the many national events throughout the month. Your support built critical awareness on an issue that too often feels invisible.

Below are some highlights from events held by NRPM partners but you can certainly find more by going on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and searching the hashtag #NRPM2018.

#NRPM2018 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NATIONAL EVENTS

  1. 2018 National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Training


    We kicked off National Runaway Prevention Month at this year’s RHY Grantees Training hosted by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center. This was a perfect way to kick off NRPM alongside our partners and fellow RHY providers across the nation all in one place – Austin, Texas.

  2. Wear Green Day

  3. Light the Night


    Cities across the nation held “Light the Night” events to highlight runaway and homeless youth issues. Some of these events included:
    Runaway Candlelight Forum and Vigil by Family Services YMCA & SBCC Guardian Scholars
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    Skate Park After Dark – Albany, OR AND Corvallis, OR. by Jackson Street Youth Services.
    Lighting up the Brighton Center: 

  4. Teachable Tuesday

    For Teachable Tuesday, NRS provide current runaway and homeless youth statistics available for individuals and organizations to share on social media to raise awareness about RHY issues. We highlighted information from Chapin Hall’s Missed Opportunities report, True Colors Fund’s State Index report and more toolkits and materials.

  5. Shine a Light Twitter Chat

While NRPM is nearing a close, we encourage everyone to continue these critical conversations to “shine a light” on these issues all year round! If you’re not already a NRPM partner, please reach out to Rachel Reynolds, Outreach & Prevention Specialist, at rreynolds@1800RUNAWAY.org to learn more.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH PARTNERS:

3:11 Youth Housing

ALL THAT- Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Bill Wilson Center Briarpatch Youth Services
Bridge Youth and Family Services Casa Youth Shelter CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Centre County Youth Service Bureau Chicago Police Department 16th District

Childhelp

Child Find Of America Inc

Children’s Home Society of Florida

City House

Family & Youth Services Bureau

Foundation2

Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services

The Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program, Inc

Hope for Youth

Indiana Youth Services

Jackson Street Youth Services

Looking Glass

Loving Arms, Inc.

Mvskoke Nation Youth Services

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth

National Association of School Nurses National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) National Center for Homeless Education National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

National Network for Youth

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Safe Place Network National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) National Youth Employment Coalition

Nevada Child Seekers

Northwest Compass, Inc.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Polaris Project RAINN

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC)

Safe Places for Youth

SchoolHouse Connection Sea Haven, Inc. Traffick Free

True Colors Fund

Vita Nova Inc.

WSU Center for Combating Human Trafficking

Youth and Family Alternatives Youth Outreach Services

Youth Services of Tulsa Safe Place

 

 

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