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Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

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

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

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

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

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

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

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

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

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

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

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

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The number and percent of children discharged from foster care during the reporting period by discharge reason.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

This number can be a duplicated count as a child can exit multiple times during the reporting period. Reunification, adoption, guardianship and live with other relatives are considered exits to permanent arrangements. Emancipation, transfer to another agency, and runaway are exits to non-permanent arrangements.

Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated. As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file. Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.

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.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.”

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

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

Percentage values are based on combined population totals for the 4 counties represented (Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery). Values do not filter in table.

The unduplicated total number of children in foster care placement at any time during the reporting period. Age represents the child’s age at the end of the period if the child was in placement at the end of the period. If the child left foster care during the year, then his or her age is captured at the discharge date. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. Groupings for infants (0-1) and youth (13-20) are also available.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.