Operate comprehensive tribal child support programs
Seven more tribes receive funds to put a program in place.
Of custodial families with incomes at or below federal poverty level received child support services in 2009
Learn about characteristics of custodial families from an Urban Institute report, available on the OCSE website.
The record number of persons ages 5 and older who speak Spanish at home, according to the Pew Research Center
See the news story about the Pew analysis based on the 2011 American Community Survey.
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 18
You can estimate the annual cost of raising a child using an educational tool based on a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Children served by the child support program
In addition, the child support program serves half of all poor children and their families. See the Reentry Council Snapshots on child support and other reentry topics, on the Justice Center website.
Children under age 18 with a parent in prison
This represents an increase of almost 80 percent between 1991 and 2007, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Learn about activities to help children of incarcerated parents in a fact sheet from a federal interagency partnership.
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 number of people located through the Federal Parent Locator Service in 2010
See the FPLS web page to learn more.
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.