Facts & Data

52,910 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
23 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
11,602 Number of children at risk for aging out
39% Youth with 1 placement
25% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
21% Youth with 4 or more placements

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AAP VOICES: HELPING FOSTER PARENTS BE A HEALING FORCE IN YOUNG LIVES

National Survey of Foster Home Policies and Regulations

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

CHAMPS Research Summaries

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

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