Adolescent parents face multiple obstacles balancing their own transition to adulthood with raising a child. For young people in the foster care system and those who have recently “aged out” of care, the challenges are great and the resources available to help are frequently scarce.
CSSP's Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care Learning Collective partners with two jurisdictions to examine policies and practices localities currently have in place to support youth and their young children and hosts a national network of professionals to exchange resources and ideas. The sites, the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the Child Protective Services Division of the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, will implement and test a set of policy and practice proposals we have identified as critical to improving outcomes for these young families.
We invite you to connect, contribute and collaborate through the Expectant & Parenting Youth in Foster Care Learning Collective, and we hope that this network provides a valuable forum to share ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build national momentum for improving outcomes for young families involved in the child welfare system.