➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: A Hidden Crisis: The Pipeline from Foster Care to Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – October 14, 2016
Research shows that children placed in foster care are more likely to develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder than veterans of war. In some states, youth are just as likely to be abused in foster care as they are in the home from which they were removed. Foster care has also become a gateway into homelessness. Nearly half of the youth experiencing homelessness today have had at least one placement in a foster home, or group home.