foster care abuse

Research project

Foster care Abuse

-22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthday
-More than 300,000 children will age out of our foster care system, some in poor health and many unprepared for success in higher education, technical college or the workforce

Kids in the system

-510,000 National children in foster care, 32% of foster children are between the ages of 0 and 5 28% of foster children are between the ages of 6 and 12 40% of foster children are between the ages of 13 and 21.

-248,054 (49%) are waiting to be reunified with their birth families 127,000 (25%) are waiting to be adopted Average time foster care children have been waiting to be adopted.
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Working with the kids

-Case workers burn out and leave the profession in very high numbers. The annual turnover rate in the child welfare workforce is more than 20 percent.

-The recommended number of cases for a social worker is 17. In some states, the number is three or four times that number.

Damages to the kids

  • 18.8% Physical Abuse
  • 7.9% Emotional abuse
  • 6.2% Sexual Abuse
  • 3.2% Caretaker Inability
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Maltreatment of Foster kids

-Some children who died from abuse or neglect were Already known to CPS. In 31 states, the children whose families CPS tried to keep intact during the past five years accounted for 11.6 percent of child fatalities in 2013. In 37 states, 3.1 percent of children who died from abuse or neglect had been in foster care and were reunited with their families in the past five years.
- Over 91% of perpetrators of child Maltreatment were parents acting alone, together, or with other individuals.
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