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.
For more information contact Mary Grace Cobbs, Campaign Coordinator at email@example.com
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.
Special thank you to Hudson Yards for hosting the inaugural Children's Rights BRICKS FOR KIDS installation and to the Village of Southampton for hosting the sculpture in Agawan Park. Stay tuned for its new home in 2022.