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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.
For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.
FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees have been using National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face.
Learn more about promoting runaway prevention in communities across America.