Facts & Data

14,853 Children 0-17 in foster care
19% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
18 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,237 Number of children at risk for aging out
43% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements



Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

CHAMPS video

National Survey of Foster Home Policies and Regulations

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