Facts & Data

10,266 Children 0-17 in foster care
17% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
20 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,151 Number of children at risk for aging out
30% Youth with 1 placement
24% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
31% Youth with 4 or more placements



Searchable database of state Child and Family Services Plans (HHS)

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

Summaries of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children's Defense Fund

On The Navajo Nation, Foster Care Families Are In Short Supply (Includes audio)

CHAMPS Research Summaries

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