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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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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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New Report Provides a Snapshot of Youth in Crisis

November 8, 2017

The Crisis Contacts Report from the National Runaway Safeline and FYSB is a compelling look at youth homelessness. In 2016, the Safeline responded to almost 30,000 requests for help and information.

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Primary Sources: Exploring What Works in Treating the Mental Health of Trafficking Victims

March 28, 2011

The authors review the evidence behind mental health treatments for common conditions seen in sex trafficking victims.

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