Foster care children: How their life experiences differ [JournalistResource.org]

 

The issue: When children in the United States are abused or neglected, government agencies sometimes remove them from their homes and place them in foster care with the goal of providing a safer, more stable environment. In late 2015, an estimated 427,910 kids were in foster care nationwide, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Researchers have estimated that 6 percent of all U.S. children will enter foster care before age 18, including 12 percent of black children and 15 percent of Native American children.



[For more of this story, written by Denise-Marie Ordway, go to https://journalistsresource.or...fe-experiences-abuse]

Add Comment

Comments (0)

×
×
×
×