Quick Facts

  • 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.

  • Sillouette illustration of military parent and child. Text: 44%

    Of active duty members are parents

    And 43% of Reserve and National Guard members are parents.  See the OCSE trainer guide Working with the Military on Child Support Matters.

  • Illustration of mother and child figures in a house shape. Text: 4X Risk of Poverty

    For 24 million children who live without their biological father in the home

    That's 1 out of 3 children.  See the National Fatherhood Initiative blog to learn more about the Census Bureau’s findings.

  • 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.

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