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date: 25 June 2019

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Runaways, throwaways, and homeless youths have always been present in the United States. In recent decades, however, society has become more aware of the problems they face as the problems have become more severe. The effectiveness of new approaches to helping these youths is yet to be determined.

Keywords: runaway youth, homelessness, throwaways, foster care, substance abuse, youth suicide, juvenile justice, child welfare

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