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Blondes Still Trending Lost Past Summer

Gina Rivera | Posted 11.20.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 09.10.2015 | 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 09.04.2015 | 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 08.31.2015 | 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 08.11.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | 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...

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

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
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.

Bad Things Happen to Good Parents: Digital Parenting Tips

Tony Loftis | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

"Answer me this -- do you know who your child made friends with on Facebook yesterday?" Tim Woda, co-founder of, poses this question whenever he discusses Internet safety with concerned parents.

Chelsea Kiene

Homeless Teens Dealt New Blow | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A longtime provider of runaway and homeless youth services for D.C. teens is calling out the District for falling short of its commitmen...

The Silent Crisis: Runaway Children

Tony Loftis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The image of a doe-eyed young blonde girl is splashed across the news. She is the latest victim of abduction or runaway -- but she is just one.

5 More Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Digital Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

Talking with your kids about what they do online should be as natural as asking about what they did in school and as important as the other really big talk.

The Other Missing Kids: Parental Abduction

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

When people think about missing children, images of scary white vans and bus stop grabs rush through their heads. But for many children, it is a parent's car, not a scary van that rips them from everything they have ever known.

5 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Online Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

Studies show that parental involvement is the number one factor in keeping kids safe online. As with any other activity, understanding what our kids do online means being involved and asking questions.

Supporting the Families of the Long-Missing

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

Families with missing loved ones face a lonely and challenging journey. For some, that journey ends quickly with reunification. But for many families, answers come slowly, if they come at all.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Online Life

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Tony Loftis

The whole point of global connectivity is that information is everywhere. If your children don't want you -- or grandma, their soccer coach or their secret crush -- to read something or see a picture of it, it most certainly doesn't belong on the Internet.

Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.