Does it seem like your kid speaks another language? Here are some slang words and terms for savvy parents:
- Big C
- Nose Candy
- Snow Birds
- White Dragon
Temporarily staying in the residence of multiple friends or acquaintances after running away from home.
- Crystal meth
- Black beauties
Teenage and older prostitutes at truck stops – truckers are a source of money and transportation for some runaways.
- Mary Jane
Placement for a runaway if returning home to the parents is not an option.
Children who lack a safe living environment and tend to stay on the street. They may fall victim to or be exploited by a predatory adult or predatory juvenile.
Children whose parents or guardians force them to leave the home or do not allow them to return home.