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New Research Shows Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Child Welfare Services

March 14, 2018

After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, beginning in 2012, the number of children entering foster care began to rise.

FYSB Posts Updated Program Area Factsheets

February 1, 2018

The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) recently posted fact sheets describing its Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grant program areas, updated for January 2018.

Counting Homeless Youth — Seven Tips to Get It Right!

February 1, 2018

On the heels of the 2018 Point in Time count, we look at lessons learned for accurate counts of local homeless youth populations.

National Survey on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness in the U.S. Captures the Scope of the Issue.

December 7, 2017

On November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, a new national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors.

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