Date of Graduation

Fall 2003

Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Renee Staton

Lennis Echterling

William Evans


Various types of runaway outreach methods and practices were investigated. A proposed model of runaway outreach was suggested based on the results of other documented and practiced methods of outreach. The sources used were from published literature, and a training manual devised by a runaway serviees program. The suggested model is congruent with other successful teen runaway outreach programs and it supports the position that adolescents and their families must be reached and supported before, during and after a runaway episode.