Teen Statistics

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16% of youth in foster care are ages 12-15
17% of youth in foster care are ages 16-18
3% of youth in foster care are over 19 years old
Only 37% of youth/teens are reunified with their biological parent(s)
50% of youth in foster care have chronic medical problems
40-60% of youth in foster care have mental health issues
Teens/Youth in foster care suffer from PTSD at 2 times the rate of war veterans
Teens in foster care average 3 placement changes while in care
There is a 29% gap in high school graduation rates between youth in care versus those not in care
Teens/youth lose approximately 6 months of educations progress per move in their time in care.