Building Services

Engaging in partnership building between runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual violence (DV/SA) program raises both philosophical and programmatic considerations. 

This section of the Toolkit provides guidance on how RHY and DV/SA programs can link and enhance their service provision to better help runaway and homeless youth.  Information, tools and strategies drawn from RHY/DV collaborative projects funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) in 2004 – 2009 are highlighted. Specifically, we discuss the importance of increasing staff understanding and skills in this area, creating a “culture of safety” within partnering agencies, better assessing and responding to relationship violence experienced by runaway and homeless youth, effective outreach, and relationship violence curricula adapted for this population.

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