Quick Facts

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 81% of women

      who experience rape, stalking or physical violence by an intimate partner report health impacts such as PTSD symptoms and injury.

    • An image of four women with text that reads 1 in 4 women

      is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

    • An image of a large group of people and text that reads 12 million women and men

      are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States every year.

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 95% of survivors

      report being more hopeful about the future after seeking and receiving help from a domestic violence program.

    • Images of youth with text that reads "about 44% of girls and 27% of boys"

      ages 15-19, have spoken with their parents about both abstinence and birth control.

      About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education on both topics, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

    • Image of pregnant teen with text that reads Girls born to teen parents are almost 33%

      more likely to become teen parents themselves.

      FYSB and its partners at OAH, CDC, and the Indian Health Service are educating young people to end the cycle of teen pregnancy.

    • Image of two teen girls with text that reads Hispanic and Black teen girls are about 2-3 times

      more likely to give birth than white teen girls, according to the CDC.

      FYSB's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets youth who are homeless, in foster care, living in rural areas, or from minority groups.

    • Image of a mother and a baby with text that reades only 50% of teen mothers

      receive a high school diploma by age 22, compared to nearly 90% of women who did not give birth during adolescence.

      FYSB's adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees give young people the tools they need to postpone parenthood.

    • Text reads Homeless teens have lifetime pregnancy rates of 48%

      compared to 10% for those who are housed.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program works to get young women off the streets and into shelter.

Quick Facts

  • An estimated 300 thousand young people

    will have been reached with teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programming by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program by September 2014.

  • Teenage Fathers Are 25 Percent

    less likely to receive a high school diploma by age 22 than similar young males who did not become fathers as teens.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all Americans to “PREP Teens for the Future.”

  • More Than a Quarter of Teens

    ages 16 to 19, volunteered at least once in 2012.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.

  • Millions of Americans

    now have health insurance that’s there when they need it, at a price they can afford.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau marks the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by encouraging those served by its programs to take care of their health.

  • More Than 6 Million Americans

    have either signed up for a private health insurance plan or for Medicaid coverage.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all young people and families served by its programs to explore coverage today.

  • 1 in 3 Adolescents

    in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

    FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs teach young people about healthy, respectful dating relationships.

  •  Girls are 6 Times

    more likely to get pregnant and twice as likely to get a sexually transmitted infection after being physically or sexually abused.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau educates young people on the risks of dating violence through its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs.

  • 17 Federal Agencies

    came together to enhance services and support networks that provide survivors of human trafficking with a path to freedom, independence and self-sufficiency.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau affirms its commitment to the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States.

  • LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    are more likely to stay with a stranger and less likely to stay in a shelter than heterosexual youth.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently funded a 3-year project to better understand the shelter and service needs of LGBTQ homeless youth.