Sometimes children will run away from home in the midst of an impending crisis.
If you think your child has run away:
When you are reconnected with your child, express your love and concern while putting at bay the anger and fear you are likely experiencing. Discuss with your child what led to running away and come up with a plan your child can use for when he/she feels like running away again. Identify a safe person you both can agree on, that your child may contact in the future, rather than running away. Share the runaway resources with your child.
Author: NAMI Minnesota
This content was taken from NAMI Minnesota's Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children booklet.