- Over 1.3 million adults
volunteered in Head Start programs in 2011
More than 1.3 million adults volunteered in their local Head Start program in 2012. Of these, 867,000 were parents of Head Start children.
Children's Bureau grants
were awarded in 2008 to support research on home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment.
decrease in the number of child abuse victims between 2005 and 2009.
decrease in the number of children in foster care between 2002 and 2010.
Abandoned Infants Assistance projects funded by CB
to help infants in families affected by HIV/AIDS.
letters sent to the White House
in 2010 regarding child welfare issues and answered with CB assistance.
- 174 Individuals & Organizations
across the country have been recognized with Children’s Bureau Adoption Excellence Awards since 2001.
children are in foster care
supported by Children’s Bureau programs and resources.
14 program models meet HHS criteria for evidence-based home visiting models. Many of the models have shown the ability to improve outcomes of interest to ACF such as child maltreatment, school readiness, and family economic self-sufficiency.