2018 Statistics: 7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.
The percentage of children who aged out of the foster care system and still suffer from the direct effects of PTSD: 25%. · Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse. · 8% of the total child population of the United States is represented by reports of abuse that are given to authorities in the United States annually. · In 2018, more than 20,000 young people — whom states failed to reunite with their families or place in permanent homes.
More than 23,000 children will age out of the U.S. Foster Care system in California.
“IN-RISK” HOMELESS TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS AGES 18-24
Our target is in-risk homeless young people who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Success can include academic success and job readiness, as well as the ability to be financially independent. It also can refer to the ability to become a positive member of society by avoiding a life of crime. We will look at factors that lead to children being identified as in-risk and how those factors can adversely affect successful transition into adulthood.
In-risk homeless teenager means a person under twenty years of age who resides in a neighborhood in which there is a preponderance of poverty, unemployment and underemployment, substance abuse, crime, school dropouts, a significant public assistance population, teen pregnancies and teen parents, or other conditions that put families at risk.
An aged-out of Foster Care homeless young adult in-risk is a person 20-24 years of age who has aged-out of the Foster Care system, not in school, don’t have a job and nowhere to call home is less likely to transition successfully into the positive role of adulthood.