Up to 80% of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to less than 22% of children in the general population.
The American Academy of Pediatrics considers mental health as “the greatest unmet need for children and teens in foster care."
About 20,000 youth age out of foster care every year without the support of family and with significant mental health needs.•Youth aging out of the child welfare system with untreated mental health illness often quickly slide into homelessness and incarceration
But it doesn't have to be this way. Sponsor BRICKS FOR KIDS to help us ensure that children in foster care have access to the mental health services they need and deserve.
Special thank you to Hudson Yards for hosting the inaugural Children's Rights BRICKS FOR KIDS installation.
For more information contact Mary Grace Cobbs, Campaign Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
All children in foster care have experienced trauma. Yet their mental health needs too often go unmet. BRICKS FOR KIDS will help us ensure that children in foster care have access to the mental health services they need and deserve.
The BRICKS FOR KIDS public art sculpture is an 8' x 6' ode to childhood crafted from over 30,000 mini-bricks which will teach people about children's mental health needs in foster care through a series of educational and participatory activities.
BRICKS FOR KIDS will be on view for the public at Hudson Yards in NYC from June 16 - September 6, 2021, and at other locations throughout the U.S. in the coming years.