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.

  • Logo for Health Profession Opportunity Grants program

    Number of states receiving HPOG 2.0 awards.

    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program serves TANF recipients and other low-income individuals by providing education, training, and other support services to help them obtain occupations in the healthcare field. The second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) was awarded in 2015 to grantees in 21 states. Learn more about the HPOG program and its two rounds of grantees.

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