A $200 Incentive to Get Current, Former Foster Youth Engaged on Sexual Health
A California advocacy group hopes to draw current and former foster youth to sexual health education with the most time-tested incentive there is: cash money. John Burton Advocates for Youth is hosting a special workshop series on sexual health for older current and former foster youth in February, and is offering $200 for participation.
Bill Proposes State-Mandated Sex Education for Foster Youth
Last month, California State Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) introduced a bill aimed at decreasing the rate of unintended pregnancies for the state’s foster youth. “California has undergone a significant demographic change, with a full one in four youth in foster care age 16 or older,” said Amy Lemley, executive director of John Burton Advocates for Youth, a co-sponsor of the bill.
Preventing Pregnancy and Promoting Sexual Health among Youth in Care: Results from the Evaluation of a Training for Caregivers and Child Welfare Worker
By Amy Dworsky and Denali Dasgupta Through an interagency agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services developed and implemented a pregnancy prevention and sexual health training for foster parents, other caregivers and child welfare workers.
Assessing Accessibility: Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?
This article considers one aspect of access by asking whether the full complement of reproductive health care services and education a teen may need is actually available to teens in foster care system.