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Invisible Wounds of War Report Available for Download

The Rand Corp. recently released a 499 page report titled “Invisible Wounds of War”.   This report was briefly summarized by numerous news articles and Internet reports, including my previous article. 

I’m happy to say that the entire report is available for free download online, or you can purchase a hard copy for $50 from the Rand Corporation through their online bookstore (link below).

Here is the link to the downloadable report which has details not reported elsewhere.  I strongly urge you to at least scan the entire report.   The subtitle is:

Psychological and Cognitive Injuries,

Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery






Download here   (2.9 mb full report)

or here  (200KB summary).

You can find the Rand Bookstore with these links here  




National Runaway Switchboard

Organization Overview

Runaway Switchboard gifThe National Runaway Switchboard, established in 1971, serves as the federally-designated national communication system for homeless and runaway youth.  Recognized as the oldest hotline of its kind in the world, NRS, with the support of more than 150 volunteers, has handled more than three million calls in its 35-year history and handles an average of 100,000 calls annually.  NRS provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to youth, families and community members throughout the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Over 10,000 youth have been reunited with their families through NRS’ Home Free program done in collaboration with Greyhound Lines, Inc.  The NRS crisis hotline is 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786 -2929) .

You can read transcripts of calls from runaways and potential runaways (names and exact locations hidden for privacy) and the responses from NPR and others on their bulletin board site.  You can also download promotional materials (posters and booklets) in English and Spanish and articles and newsletters, and other information.     

I will be publishing more on/from this site in the near future.  They provide an invaluable service.  If you look through the bulletin board and listen to the cries for help. you will understand more of what kids are going through and how what looks like small problems often become big and life changing issues. 

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Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics, Programs, and Emerging Issues

Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics, Programs, and Emerging Issues

Report to Congress
Runaway and Homeless Youth:
Demographics, Programs, and Emerging Issues
January 8, 2007

Congress began to hear concerns about the vulnerabilities of the runaway
population in the 1970s due to increased awareness about these youth and the establishment of runaway shelters to assist them in returning home. Since that time, Congress has authorized services to provide support for runaway and homeless youth outside of the juvenile justice, mental health, and child welfare systems. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), as currently amended, authorizes federal funding for three programs to assist runaway and homeless youth — the Basic
Center Program (BCP), Transitional Living Program (TLP), and Street Outreach Program (SOP) — through FY2008.

 The basic purposes of the programs and funding for the programs are summarized in this

pdf icon 37 page pdf Report to Congress available to read or download

Research – Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Review of Literature (1995-2005)

Research – Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Review of Literature (1995-2005)

National Center for Homeless EducationThis review is based on literature published between 1995 and 2005 on issues concerning unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. It provides an overview of the challenges these young people face and includes research about why they leave their homes, how they live after leaving, and what interventions are being used to assist them.   NCHE stands for National Center for Homeless Education.

pdf icon This is a 30 page pdf that you can read or download here

Booklet – Juvenile Runaways

Booklet – Juvenile Runaways

The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released this guide as part of their Problem-Specific Guides Series. The guide describes the problem of juvenile runaways, highlights contributing factors, and provides suggestions on how a community can understand and respond to their local problem.

pdf icon This 86 page pdf booklet can be read and downloaded here