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  • Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood

    Launched in 27 states

    in 2015 to promote healthy relationships and responsible fatherhood. Find out more about the HMRF initiative.

  • This graphic has three states (Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin) and the text overlay “11%-15% of Youth”.

    Of those age 19 to 26 transitioning out of foster care in three Midwest States, 11% to 15% were lesbian, gay, or bisexual, based on data collected between 2002 and 2011. View the YDD LGB Brief.

  • This graphic has 3 houses, representing 1, 2 and 3 placements.

    Approximately 22% of children in families investigated for maltreatment were placed out of home at least once in the 18 months following the close of investigation. Among those placed out of home, 72.6% had one placement, 18.9% had two placements, and 8.5% had three or more placements. View the NSCAW Spotlight.

  • The illustration has 2 pie charts. The first pie chart is 74% filled and has the text “74% full time” on top of it. The second pie chart is 50% filled and has the text “50% 10 years + Experience”

    The majority of center-based teachers and caregivers (74%) work full time and have considerable experience working in the early care and education field. Half have 10 years of experience or more.  View the NSECE Brief.

  • This image has the silhouettes of 4 children in front of a house. One child is a dark color. Text infront of the children reads "Approximately 25% spoke a language other than English".

    Approximately a quarter of all children served by Head Start in the 2007-2008 program year spoke a language other than English at home. View the DLL Report to Congress.

  • 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. 

  • 38 Percent of LGBT Youth

    who age out of foster care report not being able to pay their rent in the past year, according to one recent study.

    FYSB-funded transitional living programs provided support to more than 400 LGBT youth during the 2012 fiscal year.

  • 40 Years ago

    the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act paved the way for the first 66 federally funded emergency shelters for youth struggling with family conflict and other issues.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau now funds more than 600 runaway and homeless youth programs across the country.

  • An estimated 9.8 percent

    don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.

    For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.

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