Vulnerable Youth

Recent Trends

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Child Trends

May 1, 2006


This paper, an extension of Casey's 2004 KIDS COUNT Data Book, examines national and state-level trend data on five types of vulnerable youth. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

A focus on five different youth groups linked by one common circumstance — vulnerability

This report looks at five populations of at-risk youth: 1) teen mothers; 2) victims of maltreatment; 3) foster care participants; 4) juvenile detention residents; and 5) recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program payments.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations