In looking across the web for advice on troubled teens, I found this useful article. It has good advice! Only the opening paragraph and the topics are reproduced here, but there is a link at the bottom for the entire article.
One of the greatest fears that parents can experience comes when they discover that their child is missing or has run away. Parents will experience a range of emotions. The stress of the situation and the different ways in which parents, family, friends and police respond can reach crisis proportions and create further crisis within a family.
The Difference Between a Runaway Child and a Missing Child
Motivations of a Runaway
Warning Signs of a Potential Runaway.
Communication That Helps Prevent Runaways
Steps You Can Take That Will Help Reduce the Risk of a Runaway
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