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Here Are Some Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About D.C.'s Missing Teens

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.24.2017 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON ― Last week, The Huffington Post and other news outlets published stories about the number of missing black and Latinx teenagers in the n...

A Safe Place For Homeless Youth

Wendy Adamson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Wendy Adamson

At fifteen years old, my alcoholic father was drinking himself into a constant state of oblivion, as a result, I was miserable and kept running away f...

Watch Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light's Music Video for "Runaways"

Juliet Schroder | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

We're so excited to share Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light's new music video this evening! You may remember Gabriel Wolfchild from his succ...

'Runaways' Still Packs a Punch Nearly Forty Years Later

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

Photo: Joan Marcus By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, July 13, 2016 At the end of the performance, large handwritten letters were held up...

I Was Raped By My Former Band's Manager. One Year Ago Today I Spoke Up.

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 07.09.2016 | Women
Jackie Fuchs

In the days after the story broke, I had more support than I've ever had in my life. People I didn't know wrote to thank me and to share their own stories of assault and abuse. But the world moves on to other stories and we're left to deal with the fallout alone. That's when the real battle begins. Rape is the gift that keeps on taking.

First Nighter: Acting Runaways Run Away With Swados's "Runaways"

David Finkle | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The multi-awarding-winning Hamilton is a can't-miss reminder that the Public Theater, where the current theater phenomenon originated, has relied over...

Too Young to Help

Laura Rena Murray | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Laura Rena Murray

I went back to my hometown, Philadelphia, to report a story on runaway and homeless youth for Al Jazeera America. It was a difficult story to report because I was one of those kids.

Why Yesterday Was A Huge Day For Youth Justice

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Lisa Pilnik

This week's developments are just part of a larger wave of reform in how communities and the justice system view and treat young people, and a growing recognition that some of our past practices and policies were ineffective.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: America's Better, But Still Broken, Juvenile Justice System

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 12.03.2016 | Crime
Lisa Pilnik

Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made and the problems still faced by young people caught up in the justice system.

Blondes Still Trending Lost Past Summer

Gina Rivera | Posted 11.20.2016 | Style
Gina Rivera

Summer has long faded into fall as we head into the Holiday season, a time when hairstyles typically shift toward darker colors. We're certainly seeing those deep, rich browns and some reds but the lighter shades, including baby blondes, are still holding strong on the trend meter.

Runaway Teens At Large: Greenwich Commissioner Alan Barry's Answer

Katherine Du | Posted 10.04.2016 | Teen
Katherine Du

Teenage runaways fall into two categories: chronic and episodic. Chronic running away is a routine power ploy that could involve substance abuse, while episodic running away involves isolated incidents in which a humiliating event, such as a pregnancy or fear of parental disapproval, triggers a teenager to flee home.

Putting the Safety Net Under the Kids Instead of Over Them

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Jane Adams Ph.D.

There is no perfect mother, just the mother we wish we'd had, the one we wish we'd been, the one we can never be. However perfectly we may be attuned in infancy -- theirs and ours -- separation is inevitable, because without it growth is impossible.

Connecting Disconnected Youth

Mark Redmond | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Mark Redmond

Spectrum is a model that works. It is a solution to a vexing problem with which our nation is struggling to come to terms.

An Ounce of Faith

Wendy Adamson | Posted 08.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Adamson

What happened to all my dreams, I wondered? What was wrong with me? Meanwhile Darlene and I weren't getting along. She was jealous and always trying to score points. Before I knew it, I was playing along. Left to our devices we could turn our 'bad childhoods' into some quid pro quo.

On When To Call 911

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

We call 911 when danger is imminent. Sometimes we don't know how dangerous that danger might be. Identifying at-risk teens had never been on my radar as a situation in which I might call 911. It is, however, a situation which I now know 911 does respond to and wants to know about.

'Being A Passive Bystander Is Not A Crime'

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Jackie Fuchs

Being a passive bystander is not a "crime." If we have any hope at all of putting an end to incidents like these, we need to stop doubting the accusers and start holding rapists, abusers and bullies accountable. What we don't need to do is point fingers at those who weren't to blame for their actions.

Cherie Currie Releases Statement On Jackie Fuchs' Rape Allegations (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment

Former Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie released a statement responding to allegations her former bandmate Jackie Fuchs (who went by the stage name ...

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

It's National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. What's Congress Doing About It?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world, according to the FBI. In 2013, nearly 5,000 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Snowstorms Leave Human Trafficking Victims out in the Cold

Mary David | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Imagine she retreats to a shelter where aggressive, belligerent, or intoxicated people accost her, make snide comments about her child, and multiply the fears that first led her to the shelter. Should she stay? Would you?

State Passes Law Protecting Homeless Teens From Law Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

California officials are no longer required to report homeless teens to law enforcement thanks to a bill that was signed into law on Wednesday. Th...

David Lohr

Two Teens Missing from Texas; Car Found Abandoned 400 Miles Away | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime

The families of two missing Texas teens are convinced the girls may have met with foul play after authorities located the car they were driving abando...

Stars Under the Stars for Homeless Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Next week on August 19, more than 50 Broadway stars, composers and directors will meet with homeless youth at Covenant House in New York City, then lie down on a sidewalk and sleep overnight on a small patch of concrete near the Lincoln Tunnel.

Understanding the Public's Misperceptions About Missing Children

Tony Loftis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Tony Loftis

I think that we still have a very old-fashioned attitude that runaways are bad kids, or runaways run from bad places. But, the way our system operates, we categorize any missing person as a runaway until we know otherwise.

Sheltering Youths

Ben Barber | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Ben Barber

Cuts in federal funding known as the sequester threaten to cut an already shrinking budget for youth shelters at a time of increasing need by the estimated 1.7 million homeless youth in America.