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Running Away From Home (Overview)

Running away from home is a symptom in which a child (usually a pre-teen or teen) leaves home, generally to escape a bad situation at home. Causes include running away to avoid family strife, to avoid physical abuse, to avoid sexual abuse, etc.


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Im running away from home!?

Im running away from home!?

Ask parents first: Please do not run away. Discuss your problems with your parents. If unable then discuss with a school teacher or counselor at school or other family member. Consider the police if necessary. Reach out to a friend or friends family. If you have a psychologist or psychiatrist then discuss it with them. ...Read more

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Running Away From Home (Overview)

Running away from home is a symptom in which a child (usually a pre-teen or teen) leaves home, generally to escape a bad situation at home. Causes include running away to avoid family strife, to avoid physical abuse, to avoid sexual abuse, etc.


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Tips on running away from home?

Tips on running away from home?

Get help/Communicate: Ask yourself why? If there's an issue, talk to your parents, teachers, authorities, friends or people you trust. Running away will not solve problems you're facing. Communication will help you with issues, but you're the one who needs to talk about them. ...Read more

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My friend plans on running away from home. Who can help!?

My friend plans on running away from home. Who can help!?

Speak to a counselor: Encourage your friend to speak to a counselor to see what are other options she has other than running away. ...Read more

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I feel like running away from home because it's all too much?

I feel like running away from home because it's all too much?

Parent or counselor?: Your feelings are very telling that things are in need of changing! running away, however, might make things worse rather than better! :(( talk to an adult that you trust [parent (if you can), uncle, aunt, best friend's mom, therapist, school counselor or teacher.] they would help you 1) with your feelings & 2) with a plan of action to produce the needed change. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if I get caught with drugs after running away from home?

What happens if I get caught with drugs after running away from home?

Caught by whom?: A minor arrested on a drug charge will be detained at a juvenile detention facility. You'll then either be released to your parent(s) or guardian(s) or held in the facility while awaiting court appearances and sentencing, if found guilty. Depending on the sentence you will be released or held longer in the facility. Social/youth services will be involved. Avoid all this and improve your life! ...Read more

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Or criminal punishments for running away from home when your underage?

Or criminal punishments for running away from home when your underage?

Yes: A teen can be charged with running away from home and the law and social services can get involved to ensure the safety of the child. ...Read more

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Are there good punishments for running away from home when your underage?

Are there good punishments for running away from home when your underage?

Not really: Without knowing what the child gets from running away from home, it's hard to come up with an effective intervention. Usually more positive, preventive approach such as giving the child more opportunities to earn previliges and providing more activities the child is interested in at home, would make them less likely to run away. ...Read more

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My mother hurts me a lot, mentally and I feel so disappointed and sad but mostly angry. I feel like running away from home and I cried a lot. Help me.

My mother hurts me a lot, mentally and I feel so disappointed and sad but mostly angry. I feel like running away from home and I cried a lot. Help me.

Get help: Sorry to hear about your problem. Your feelings are justified & normal. I would recommend you talk to a guidance counselor at your school and see if that person can get you the help you need. Do not try to fight this battle alone ...Read more