Foster Care - Children served during reporting period by placement reason

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Definitions: The number and percent of children in out of home placement during the reporting period by the various reasons they were placed in foster care.

Data Source: AFCARS Longitudinal File prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families by Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc.

Footnotes: A child may be counted under more than one category.  There are often multiple reasons for children to enter out-of-home placement.