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Teen Runaways

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Teen Runaways

Just An Easy Fix?
“How does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home, like a rolling stone?” -Bob
Dylan
Lois Stavsky quotes, “It can’t feel good. Especially when you’re only a teenager, barely
past the years where life should be a comforting cocoon, and just before the age when you are
ready to take on the world.” (Stavsky xiii)
In most states, a runaway is a young person under 18 who leaves home or a place of
residence without permission of parent or legal guardian (Connors 18). All different kinds of
children run away; there is no one “type.” Runaways can be younger, but the average age is
around 15 or 16, which is 47%. Most of these are girls, 57% (18). These kids come from all kinds
of life backgrounds.
What causes a teenager to runaway? There are many reasons for this question. Broken
homes, broken bodies, and broken spirits have driven many of these kids to the streets. Some kids
leave home because they feel...

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