Quick Facts

  • 15%

    decrease in the number of child abuse victims between 2005 and 2009.

  • 22%

    decrease in the number of children in foster care between 2002 and 2010.

  • 17

    Abandoned Infants Assistance projects funded by CB

    to help infants in families affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • 758

    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.

  • 408,425

    children are in foster care

    supported by Children’s Bureau programs and resources.

  • "14 program models" icon

    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.

  • Icon showing Maximum Monthly TANF Benefits to a Family of 3 Range from $170 to $923 Across States

    The maximum monthly TANF benefits for a family of three ranged from $170 in Mississippi to $923 in Alaska, as of July 2012. View more State TANF Policies in the Welfare Rules Database.

  • A pie graph showing neglect (51.8%) as the most common form of reported maltreatment in 2008.

    Among children investigated by Child Protective Services in 2008, neglect was the most common form of reported maltreatment (51.8%). View the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II) Baseline Report.

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