sex education


Unique Coalition Provides Texas Foster Youth With Sexual and Reproductive Health Education 

Despite taboos, former foster youth, sexual health educators and child welfare experts have teamed up to further awareness.


How to Talk to Foster Youth About Sex, Relationships and Self-Care (Hint: It’s Not Just About ‘Sex’)

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS, Part III: An experienced sexual health educator speaks about how caseworkers and caregivers can support youth through the most sensitive stages of adolescence.


Foster Care’s Conflicting Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health 

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS: Part two of The Imprint's investigation finds some child welfare policies at odds with minors' rights to abortion and birth control.


Foster Care’s Missing Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health 

HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS: An Imprint Investigation reveals a troubling lack of critical guidance and access to services.


Chart: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Youth Services in Obama’s 2016 Budget

As we do each year, The Imprint has compiled a chart for subscribers breaking down all of the president’s youth-related requests for this fiscal year. This chart takes subscribers through all of the child welfare and juvenile justice funding requested by the president, along with other selected lines related to family services or disadvantaged youths.


California May Mandate Data on Parenting Foster Youths; Up To Governor

The California State Assembly passed a downsized version of a bill that mandates the collection of data about parenting foster youths, and the bill is now headed to the desk of Gov.


    Douglas Kirby, Veteran Sex Ed Expert, Posthumously Awarded Sedgwick Medal

    The American Public Health Association announced this week that Dr. Douglas Kirby, one of the foremost experts on sex education and pregnancy prevention programs for adolescents, was posthumously awarded the association’s highest honor, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal.


    Foster Youth Pregnancies: A Problem Ignored Far Too Long

    by Blayke Bearman State Senator Leland Yee (D) of California authored Senate Bill 528 this year that would clarify who is responsible for providing proper sex education to foster youth and ensure that all foster youths have access to age-appropriate, reproductive health education.


    With School Funds for Sex Ed Depleted, Nonprofit Works to Fill the “Black Hole”

    by Sarah Benjamin University of California-Berkeley senior Hilary Vansell knows how difficult it is for teenagers to access accurate information about pregnancy prevention.  She has been dispelling myths and raising awareness about contraception in Oakland public high schools as a peer health educator since she was a sophomore.