Quick Facts

    • Sillouttes of three youth, with text "Before age 14"

      First signs show for half of all mental health disorders

      In addition, three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24. See myths and facts about mental health on the new HHS website mentalhealth.gov.

    • The text 7.7 million, with a map-style pointer on the dot between the 7's.

      The number of people located through the Federal Parent Locator Service in 2010

      See the FPLS web page to learn more.

    • Illustration of a row of cell phones with text overlay: 550,000

      People have subscribed to receive text4baby messages

      text4baby, a free service that texts important health information to expectant and new moms, will now send dad-specific messages to fathers and fathers-to-be, too, to encourage them to engage with their children early. The campaign sent more than 62 million messages since its launch in February 2010.  

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Quick Facts

  • Illustration of dollars and an arrow pointing to two houses

    Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013

  • Illustration depicting a dollar bill coming out of the flow to a paycheck

    Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013

  • Illustration of dollar bills

    Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013

  • 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 60,000

    centers and family child care homes participated in QRIS or other quality improvement activities in 49 States/Territories reporting in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • 6 States and Territories

    utilized mobile technology (remote data entry for licensors), improved reporting and e-licensing and paperless training records in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • 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.

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