Facts & Data

29,784 Children 0-17 in foster care
16% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
19 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,908 Number of children at risk for aging out
37% Youth with 1 placement
27% Youth with 2 placements
14% Youth with placements
22% Youth with 4 or more placements



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

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

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

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