Sexual and Reproductive Wellness in Foster Care
Is a foster youth allowed to use contraception if they want to? How do you respond if a teen tells you that they may be pregnant or think they may have an STD? What if they ask for romantic advice? In this course designed for staff in group homes and STRTPs in California, you will learn how you can support the healthy sexual development of youth in foster care, including what you can, can't, must and may do as staff. The course includes legal information and information on licensing rules as well as suggestions regarding best practice. Participants will be able to download a number of resources and referrals that can be used in your work. The training complies with the training mandates of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89).
Who this course is for:
- For staff of STRTPs and group homes in California
The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) brings together foster youth and the agencies that serve them to promote evidence-informed strategies that reduce unplanned pregnancies and dismantle systemic barriers to sexual and reproductive health education and services for youth in foster care. Instructors in our courses include attorneys, social workers, youth with lived experience, and health providers, among others. The development of our courses was funded in part by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which is not responsible for any content.