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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. 

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Counting Homeless Youth — Seven Tips to Get It Right!


February 01, 2018

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

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


December 07, 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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