What We Learned in SSF
We learned that far more Spanish speakers (20%) than English speakers (6%) reported that they have never been part of a group where they feel cared for and valued.
We also learned that youth and caregivers are most likely to turn to friends, family members and teachers for help. They’re least likely to turn to law enforcement, mentors or a leader in their religious or faith community.
While 14% of youth reported they had been discriminated against by local law enforcement in the last year, only 2% of parents/caregivers reported the same and only 3% of parents/caregivers thought their children had experienced discrimination by law enforcement.
Parents/caregivers in SSF reported discrimination in the workplace at a higher rate than any other setting (5%).