pregnant foster youth
California Bill to Increase Support for Pregnant Foster Youth Reaches Governor’s Desk
Whether to increase financial support for prenatal care and other needs of pregnant foster youth is in California Governor Jerry Brown’s hands, now that Assembly Bill (AB) 1838 has passed in both the Senate and Assembly.
New Program Aims to ‘Stamp Out’ Teen Pregnancy for Foster Youth
In Los Angeles County, a new program will provide free long-term contraceptives to young women and girls who are in or at risk of entering the foster care system.
Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care
Teen pregnancy and parenting are associated with a host of negative consequences for young parents, and the incidence of teen pregnancy tends to be higher for youth in foster care. In “Cause for Concern: Unwanted Pregnancy and Childbirth Among Adolescents in Foster Care,” an article published in Youth Law News, author Jennifer Friedman reports on a project initiated by the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) to examine the problem of unwanted pregnancy among youth in foster care.