Age of Youth Served
Gender of Youth Served
ACEs at intake*
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Roughly half of all foster children experience four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This number is considered a warning sign. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ACES are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood, such as experiencing violence, abuse, and/or neglect. ACEs have been linked to risky behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and early death.
*The data in these tables in partial and does not represent all 797 youth served.
NUMBER OF CHILDREN/YOUTH WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THESE TYPES OF ACES
In FY22, we used Advocacy Plans to collect data and measured outcomes for 535 children and youth in our care. This included 136 children ages 0-5 and 399 ages six and older. We collected data on the number and types of positive childhood experiences these children were exposed to by their CASA and measured each child’s wellbeing while under our care.
Positive Childhood Experiences
According to the Office of the California Surgeon General, to help a child heal from their adverse childhood experiences, they must have regular exposure to positive childhood experiences in these seven areas. Child Advocates works with CASAs to provide our kids with positive childhood experiences.
*This data was only captured in the last quarter of FY22.
Our Children Have Improved Wellbeing
Children supported by CASAs demonstrate improved wellbeing by meeting more developmental milestones (ages 0-5) and by improving critical thinking, self-regulation, agency, and resiliency skills (ages 6+).