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By R. Barri Flowers

This well timed ebook explores the complicated and chronic challenge of road teenagers in the United States, teenagers who've run away or been pressured to go away home--for purposes that come with early life sexual abuse and overlook, drug abuse, psychological wellbeing and fitness and behavioral difficulties, sexual promiscuity, and matters on the topic of gender id. those young ones frequently develop into the sufferers of sexual exploitation by means of pimps, prostitution shoppers, pornographers, and pedophiles. Violence, sexually transmitted ailments, and substance abuse often consequence. the writer discusses legislation and courses designed to wrestle the economic sexual exploitation of those weak adolescence.

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In reality, few runaways leave home for uncharted territory or thrills based on such reasoning. Most teenagers flee what should be a comfort zone due to problems that become intolerable or even life threatening. These include sexual abuse, physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, parental or guardian mental issues and/or substance abuse, economic distress, and other negative issues. Some youth termed runaways are, in fact, thrown out of the house by parents or caretakers for such reasons as teen substance abuse, disciplinary problems, and sexual orientation.

S. 9 Emotional abuse is also seen as a significant contributory factor for runaway behavior. 12 • Serious conflicts involving one or more family members. 4. 18 Parent neglect or abandonment. 24 Child sexual abuse can encompass a number of unlawful interfamilial or non familial sexual acts or circumstances involving a minor, including incest, molestation, rape, statutory rape, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and other forms of sexual exploitation. 29 42 PART III : WHY YOUTH RUN AWAY Other research has supported the high incidence of sexual abuse victimization among runaways.

Most children who fit into this category are older, more mature teenagers, who may have trouble with authority and constraints placed on their freedom of movement and activities. ”103 For many runaway adventurers, they seek the camaraderie, reassurance, and acceptance they often lack at home. This is typically accompanied by other things that increase the likelihood of one becoming a runaway or thrownaway, such as substance abuse, behavioral or disciplinary issues, physical or sexual abuse, and promiscuity.

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