The meaning of running away for girls.

  title={The meaning of running away for girls.},
  author={E. Peled and Ayelet Cohavi},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={33 10},
  • E. Peled, Ayelet Cohavi
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • OBJECTIVE The aim of this qualitative research was to understand how runaway girls perceive the processes involved in leaving home and the meaning they attribute to it. METHOD Findings are based on in-depth interviews with 10 Israeli girls aged 13-17 with a history of running away from home. RESULTS The meaning of running away as it emerged from the girls' descriptions of their lives prior to leaving home was that of survival - both psychological and physical. The girls' stories centered on… CONTINUE READING
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