In 2013, there were more than
1,500
deaths throughout the United States
caused by child abuse and neglect.
80%
were under 3 years old.
We’re champions for the traumatized.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau
In a typical year, there are
3.5 million
allegations of child abuse and neglect involving
6.4 million youths
who pour into the child welfare system.
We want to champion more.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau
In Delaware County,
39% of children
moved three or more times.
In Chester County, 32%.
As champions, we mitigate repeat placements.
Source: State of Child Welfare 2015, PA Partnerships for Children
In Delaware County, the average wait time for an adoption of a child or youth in foster care is
more than two years.
In Chester County, it's more than four years.
Some get sent home, but in Pennsylvania, more of these kids end up back in foster care than anywhere else in the U.S.
We champion safety and stability.
Source: State of Child Welfare 2015, PA Partnerships for Children
Teen girls in foster care are twice as likely to
get pregnant by age 19
as their peers outside the system. What’s more,
children born to teen mothers are at an increased risk of
ending up in foster care and child protective services themselves.
Estimates are that teen childbearing costs taxpayers
$9.4 billion annually, including $3.1 billion
in child welfare costs. We champion public health.
Source: Child Welfare League of America: Nation’s Children 2015
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