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  • More Than 50% of Street Youth

    participating in a recent data collection study said they became homeless for the first time because they were asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver.

    In April 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau published a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the experiences of homeless street youth.

  • 96% of College-bound Students

    would make different decisions about money if they received financial education, according to a survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council.

    Grantees of FYSB’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program must implement activities that address three or more subject areas that prepare young people for adulthood, including financial literacy.

  • Approximately 1 in 4 People

    living with HIV in the United States are women ages 13 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Grantees of FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program teach youth adulthood preparation subjects like financial literacy and healthy relationships to help stop the spread of HIV.

  • Nearly 90,000 youth

    were served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2013-2014.

    State agencies receiving PREP funds educate young people on contraception and abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

  • 95 percent of youth

    served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2012 and 2013 had access to information shown to increase condom and contraceptive use and to reduce their risk of pregnancy.

    PREP projects select their curricula from a list of more than 30 evidence-based models reviewed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Less Than 25 Percent of Runaway Youth

    who participated in a study of the Home Free program ran away again after discussing their concerns with a trained crisis line volunteer.

    Run by the National Runaway Safeline, the Home Free program helps youth rebuild relationships with family members and caregivers to keep them safely together.

  • More Than 60 percent of parents and caregivers

    whose teens used the Home Free program in 2011 said the issues leading their children to run away were mostly or completely resolved one month after their return.

    For 20 years, the FYSB-supported National Runaway Safeline has partnered with Greyhound Lines to offer crisis counseling and a free bus ticket to runaway youth wishing to reunite with their families.

  • 38 Percent of Mothers

    with child support cases have experienced domestic violence from the other parent.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau is partnering with the Office of Child Support Enforcement to run the Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network.

  • Over 1.25 Millon

    people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

    Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

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