Introducing our new blog series on our Runaway Prevention Curriculum, Let’s Talk.
For youth around the country, it is that time of the year when they prepare to get back to school. For teachers in our society, it is the time for them to prepare their lesson plans and set goals for themselves and their students to achieve during the year.
Young people will be facing new challenges, academically, socially and personally. They may not have all of the tools necessary to deal with those issues, which could cause them to seek desperate measures. They may consider running away to escape their problems.
Teachers may see youth struggling with their issues. They may sense that things are not especially well outside of their classroom for some of their students. These teachers, as well as counselors and support staff, may wish to be able to do something, but lack the resources and training to approach a student’s situation.
In order to best serve those in need, and to train those who can intervene before a youth decides to run away, NRS has developed a 14 part runaway prevention curriculum,“Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum.” This curriculum gives youth the skills and knowledge to best handle situations that could lead them to decide to turn to the streets. It also provides resources such as 1-800-RUNAWAY, and 1800RUNAWAY.org for those needing further support.
It supplies teachers and instructors with interactive exercises, resources and training to address issues that youth deal with on a daily basis, such as social pressures, identity crises, and sexual development.
As an introduction to our curriculum, we are starting a new blog series on our “Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum.” We will feature a different module in each post, detailing the content within. We will also introduce you to our latest Spanish version of the curriculum!
Check back for each part of our 14-part series, featuring an article on each module in our curriculum!