ABOUT FOSTER CARE
DID YOU KNOW?
Close to 4000 children in the system are aged
0-5 years old
Close to 10,000 children are currently in the Oregon foster care system
Each year, DHS receives close to 80,000 reports of suspect abuse or neglect
Children are placed in foster care when a child protective services worker and court have determined it is not safe for them to remain home.
On average, children can spend at least 24-36 months in foster care.
Neglect and substance abuse are primary causes of foster care entry.
Trauma threatens young children’s ability to form and maintain secure attachment relationships.
Trauma can reduce children’s ability to cope with stress effectively, leading them to overreact or fail to respond appropriately.
On average, only 48% of foster youth who “age out” of the system graduate from high school.
Aging Out in foster care is when a child turns 18 and can no longer remain in the system.
25% of foster youth switch homes five or more times before their 18th birthday.
Source: Child Trends https://www.childtrends.org/
You don't have to be a foster parent to help children in foster care.
Visit these Oregon nonprofits to learn more:
With Love Oregon
Every Child Oregon
Morrison Child & Family Services
(Disclaimer: This list is exclusively for information purposes only, and does not constitute a partnership between Project Never Again and the above listed entities.)