Quick Facts

    • Among pregnant women

      domestic violence is the most common health problem experienced before a child is born.

      FYSB funds the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence to help health professionals address and prevent the chronic health issues and injuries associated with exposure to abuse.

    • 50% to 70% of women

      abused before pregnancy are also abused while pregnant, according to a study conducted in 16 states.

      The FYSB-supported Domestic Violence Resource Network includes a center that help individuals dealing with child protection and custody issues in the context of domestic violence.  

    • Nearly 90,000 youth

      were served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2013-2014.

      State agencies receiving PREP funds educate young people on contraception and abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

    • 95 percent of youth

      served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2012 and 2013 had access to information shown to increase condom and contraceptive use and to reduce their risk of pregnancy.

      PREP projects select their curricula from a list of more than 30 evidence-based models reviewed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    • Less Than 25 Percent of Runaway Youth

      who participated in a study of the Home Free program ran away again after discussing their concerns with a trained crisis line volunteer.

      Run by the National Runaway Safeline, the Home Free program helps youth rebuild relationships with family members and caregivers to keep them safely together.

    • More Than 60 percent of parents and caregivers

      whose teens used the Home Free program in 2011 said the issues leading their children to run away were mostly or completely resolved one month after their return.

      For 20 years, the FYSB-supported National Runaway Safeline has partnered with Greyhound Lines to offer crisis counseling and a free bus ticket to runaway youth wishing to reunite with their families.

    • 38 Percent of Mothers

      with child support cases have experienced domestic violence from the other parent.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau is partnering with the Office of Child Support Enforcement to run the Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network.

    • Over 1.25 Millon

      people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

      Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

    • 48 Percent of Women

      said that concern for their pets' welfare delayed their entry into a domestic violence shelter, according to a recent study.

      The FYSB-funded National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to local safe havens for pets.

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