Go out of your way to meet parents. When you call a students house, create small talk with the mom and dad if they answer the phone. Also greet parents warmly as they drop their kids off at youth group and pick them up. Tim Schmoyer
reminds me of one time i ran away.. i walked over the motor way and then cut off into the bushes, which turned out to be completely pointless but i was scared and i didn't know where to go.. my knowledge has improved a great deal since then..