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  Encyclopedia: Runaway child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However, the distinction between runaways and thrownaways is not clear as in many cases it depends on who provides the information: when the parents are asked they say the youth ran away, while the youth would say he or she were forced to leave, either directly or by circumstances.
A person shall not harbor a runaway child with the in- tent of committing a criminal act involving the child or with the intent of enticing or forcing the runaway child to commit a criminal act.
A person shall not harbor a runaway child with the intent of allowing the runaway child to remain away from home against the wishes of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Runaway-child   (357 words)

 Runaway child - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Current studies suggest that the primary cause of youth homelessness is family dysfunction in the form of parental neglect, physical or sexual abuse, family substance abuse, and family violence (Smollar, 1999; Robertson and Toro, 1998).
Normally a thrownaway youth or child is someone who has been "locked out" or forced to leave home by its parents or caregivers.
In most cases, youth runaway because the situation at home is insurmountable, and not because they are looking for excitement or fun out of home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Runaway_child   (294 words)

 Runaway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a runaway child, a youth who has left their home
The Runaway Jury, a legal/suspense novel by John Grisham
Runaway evolution, a model of the evolution of sexual selection
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Runaway   (216 words)

 CareerJournal | More Families Experience Runaway Child-Care Costs
Child care now consumes a bigger share of her household budget than her mortgage, surpassed only by two car payments.
Many laid-off parents are still paying for child care, to avoid disrupting their children's routines and to enable them to look for work.
U.S. families pay about 8.7% of their income for child care, on average, though the share ranges as high as an average 25% for poor families.
www.careerjournal.com /columnists/workfamily/20020920-workfamily.html   (910 words)

 Information about missing children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A Runaway child is considered by to be a voluntary missing juvenile.
A runaway child is always 'at risk" and demands prompt attention by law enforcement.
Your child becomes vulnerable as soon as he or she leaves home - potentially falling victim to drugs, drinking, crime, sexual exploitation or child prostitution.
www.lvmpd.com /Bureaus_and_Staff/Missing_Persons/Information_about_missing_children_.html   (498 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Harboring a Runaway Child Iowa Code Section 710.8 makes it an aggravated misdemeanor to harbor a runaway with the intent of committing a criminal act involving the child or with the intent of enticing or forcing the runaway to commit a criminal act.
Runaway behavior alone, however, would not ordinarily be the basis for placement of a child in a group care setting.
Certainly some of the youth in family foster care have runaway behavior as one of their presenting problems to the court, but many of the youth accessing the service are younger children that have been removed from abusive homes.
www.state.ia.us /educate/ecese/is/homeless/doc/runawaylegis.doc   (12485 words)

 Crisis Counseling. Understanding And Preventing Teenage Runaway
There is a difference between a child who has runaway and child that is missing.
A missing child might be lost, abducted, injured or held against their will by others.
A runaway in not the same as a child who "sneaks" out at night to be with friends.
www.crisiscounseling.com /Runaway/RunawayPrevention.htm   (1086 words)

 APPENDIX F Child Identification Form
The child's current photograph shall be attached to the form, updated annually and as needed.
The child's name and identifying information will be published with their photograph, but the child will not be identified as a ward of the Department.
Information provided by the child concerning existing dangers in the community to at risk children, identities of individuals or groups who may be engaged in child exploitation, street crimes, locations of potentially dangerous people, victimization and drugs shall be shared with law enforcement.
www.prairienet.org /dcfs-project/randp/p301/p301appf.htm   (955 words)

 Environmental Alternatives - Nonprofit corporation providing residential care to children in Northern California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If you should have the occasion to call law enforcement about a missing or runaway child, they will want descriptive information such as the kind and color of clothing worn, time last seen, physical description of the child, where you suspect they went, who their friends are, etc. Have that information handy before calling.
The child may be allowed to attend out of home activities without supervision, with your permission and with the agreement of the County and EA social worker.
Before any child is allowed to babysit, please consult your EA social worker to discuss the child's history and level of responsibility.
www.ea.org /manual1.html   (4939 words)

 Missing Children - List
An abducted child or youth in the custody of OKDHS is one who is taken by a stranger or any individual, including a parent, without permission of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the child's whereabouts are unknown.
This is child or youth under the age of 18 who is missing or has run away from an Oklahoma Department of Human Services approved location.
An endangered or runaway child or youth means that the circumstances indicate that the child or youth could have serious health or safety issues or concerns.
www.okdhs.org /missingchildren/faq.htm   (464 words)

 Mesa's Missing Persons - Mesa Police Department
The officer will then verify the child's identity and the child's parents will be contacted to take custody of their child.
This lets your runaway know that you are hot on their trail and are serious about finding them.
The runaway may clear all telephone numbers from a cellular telephone databank so that you won't call their friends.
www.ci.mesa.az.us /police/missing_persons   (1283 words)

 Runaway child- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Both Kolkata police and child welfare organisations in the city said that the rising number of missing children every year bespeaks of imbalances in families and lapses on the part of the parents.
Counselling of parents and children is a solution in dealing with children and understanding their problem areas," said child psychologist Supriya Nath.
However, child welfare organisations feel that at the heart of the problem lies greater social issues.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/804834.cms   (463 words)

 Inv -- Missing Children's Bulletin -- Just in Case
Your child becomes vulnerable as soon as he or she leaves home # potentially falling victim to drugs, drinking, crime, sexual exploitation, child pornography, or child prostitution.
When your child is recovered or returns home, make sure to show love and concern for his or her safety # not anger or fear.
If your child has been away for an extended period of time, a complete medical examination is indicated when he or she returns home, including tests for sexually transmitted diseases.
www.dps.state.mn.us /bca/Invest/documents/Page-06-02.html   (840 words)

 ACF OPRE: Sexual Abuse Experiences of Runaway Youth
McCormack, A., Janus, M. D., and Burgess, A. Runaway youths and sexual victimization: Gender differences in an adolescent runaway population.
Child maltreatment 1998: Reports from the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System.
Families of homeless and runaway adolescents: A comparison of parent/caretaker and adolescent perspectives on parenting, family violence, and adolescent conduct.
www.acf.dhhs.gov /programs/opre/fys/sex_abuse/reports/sexabuse_hmless/sex_ref.html   (1426 words)

 Missing Persons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Therefore, Police are empowered under the law to take a runaway child into "protective custody," but the child CANNOT be placed into a lockdown facility or juvenile detention center.
Check with your child's friends and parents, school, relatives, neighbors or anyone who may know your child's whereabouts.
Report the runaway child to your local police or sheriff’s office, and write down the report number.
www.atransformedlife.net /missing.htm   (945 words)

 Opinions & Essays, 01/2000 -  When the Runaway Returns...
Some parents allow the child to return because they are intent upon giving the child “one more chance.” In rare circumstances, the runaway child is found and the parent fears there is not enough time to consult with professionals regarding the best facility for the child to attend.
It is to be a contract signed by the parents and the child and it must clearly state that if the child violates ANY of the terms of the contract, then the child has voluntarily chosen to grant to the parents the right to rescind their permission for the child to remain in the home.
The parent should assume that the child will probably run away again if they are told “okay, you have breached your end of the contract…now we’re going to contact this program and have you enrolled.” Keep in mind, if they run away again, they don’t get the intervention they need.
www.strugglingteens.com /archives/2000/1/oe04.html   (1231 words)

 City of Orlando, Police-Criminal Investigations Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Being the parent of a missing or runaway child is a terrible situation with feelings of desperation, frustration, or anxiety.
Make a runaway or missing person report to your local police department, provide them with a current picture of your child when the report is taken.
Contact the parents of all your child’s friends and advise them your child is a runaway.
www.cityoforlando.net /police/CID/cid_children.htm   (731 words)

 Kentucky State Police: Missing Children
It is very important for parents to remain calm and rational when they discover that their child has run away.
If your child has been away for an extended period of time, a complete medical examination is recommended when he or she returns home, including tests for sexually transmitted diseases.
It may be necessary for your child to go to a temporary residence or runaway shelter while the family works toward resolving its problems.
www.kentuckystatepolice.org /missing.htm   (1378 words)

 1998 Summary of Legislation
The Act provides that a child's foster parent, an individual providing preadoptive care for the child, or a relative providing care for the child is required to be notified of a termination of parental rights proceeding.
The Act revises Code Section 232.2 provisions for the case permanency plan of a child in an out-of-home placement to specify that reasonable efforts for placing a child for adoption or with a guardian can be made at the same time as reasonable efforts to reunite the child with the child's family.
Various orders for removal of a child or for out-of-home placement of a child are to include a statement informing the child's parent that the consequences of a permanent removal may include termination of the parent's rights with respect to the child.
www.legis.state.ia.us /GA/77GA/Session.2/Summary/chil.htm   (2798 words)

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To establish that a child is runaway, homeless, or a migrant, a local educational authority (hereafter, “LEA”), can request information from the homeless/migrant coordinator.
A.   We suggest that the LEA or school ask someone who is familiar with the child’s situation to indicate that the child is homeless, is a runaway, or is a migrant.
 Let’s suppose the child’s status is not confirmed by the migrant/homeless coordinator and, as a result, the LEA notifies the household or child that the household or child may submit an application, does the LEA continue to report the previously reported free meals as “free”?
www.k12.wa.us /BulletinsMemos/memos2004/M082-04_Attach3.doc   (378 words)

The number of runaways in Abilene per year on the average is 450 children.
The number of runaway children each year according to the National Runaway Hotline, is 1.2 million; that is 1,234 runaways a day.
Once your child is located the report will be forwarded to Harmony Family Service who provides intervention with the runaway child.
www.abilenepolice.com /youth/runway.html   (343 words)

 GwinnettCourts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In order to be considered a runaway, a child must leave his residence without permission and fail to return.
In the first step, when a child runs away, the parent should contact the local police department and file a runaway report.
This means that, if the child is encountered by law enforcement anywhere in the country, a computer check will reveal that he is a runaway and he will be held until he can be returned to Gwinnett County.
www.gwinnettcourts.com /LIB_ASP/document.asp?did={44017011-A529-972E-4558-145301CB8394}   (360 words)

 Runaway Juvenile Unit
If you believe your child is a runaway and not in immediate danger or is a chronic runaway, call the non-emergency reporting telephone number at 503-823-3333.
If your child returns home, immediately call 503-823-3333 and report that your missing or runaway child has returned home.
If your child was initially reported as a runaway you may also call 503-988-6429 to clear the report.
www.portlandonline.com /index.cfm?c=35682   (283 words)

 Relating to runaway children; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 163.215.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Relating to runaway children; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 163.215.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to: (a) A relative of the runaway child; or (b) An organization providing social or child care services or an employee of the organization working within the scope of the employee's employment.
(3) Custodial interference involving a runaway child is a Class A misdemeanor.
www.leg.state.or.us /97reg/measures/sb1000.dir/sb1062.int.html   (314 words)

 National Runaway Switchboard
The National Runaway Switchboard sevices are provided in part through funding from the Washington D.C. based Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Since 1994, the National Runaway Prevention Curriculum has been available to schools across the country.
Designed for use during National Runaway Prevention Month in November, they are available for teachers to use alone or as a supplement to their own prevention programs any time during the school year.
www.nrscrisisline.org   (537 words)

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unlawful SHELTERING; AIDING A RUNAWAY CHILD (a) As used in this section: (1) “Child’s residence” means the residence of a child’s parent, guardian or legal custodian, or the residence where a child has been placed by the department of social and rehabilitation services or any other agency or department of the state.
A law enforcement agency and the department of social and rehabilitation services shall promptly forward to the department of public safety, for inclusion in the database of runaways, reports of children absent from the home made under subdivision (a)(2) of this section.
The commissioner of public safety shall, by rule, prescribe the format of the report, and ensure that it is promptly forwarded from law enforcement agencies and the department of social and rehabilitation services.
www.leg.state.vt.us /docs/2002/calendar/sc010223.doc   (1505 words)

 [senco-forum] runaway child
When asked to do any work, or remove his coat, or is upset by another child etc. etc.
Yesterday, when 'upset' by another child, 'runaway boy' tried to stab him with a pair of scissors.
Runaway boy has no support attached to him, so as I am the only one available at times (as a non class teaching Senco)I have to drop my 1:1 and small group learning support pupils, to help 'contain' this lad.
lists.becta.org.uk /pipermail/senco-forum/2004-May/039433.html   (588 words)

 Justgiving - Rescue a Runaway Child at The Refuge
Justgiving - Rescue a Runaway Child at The Refuge
The London Refuge is the only runaway children's refuge in the country.
All too frequently, we are used to seeing familiar faces at the Refuge as the same children run away from home time after time.
www.justgiving.com /therefuge   (592 words)

 Never give up hope for your runaway child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The 14-year-old missing girl from Urbana who was the subject of a nationwide search and a statewide Amber Alert was found unharmed in Chicago on Tuesday, and it appears she was a runaway, authorities said.
Tyeeste Jones was found Tuesday at 4 p.m., unharmed in a house on the 2000 block of North Avers on Chicago's Northwest side, in the company of an unidentified 42-year-old man who was being questioned by federal agents Tuesday evening, said Chicago's FBI spokesman Ross Rice.
In the beginning, Urbana police believed the child was in danger of harm for such an alert to be issued.
www.operationlookout.org /lookoutmag/urbanagirl.htm   (387 words)

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