In this issue, we discuss a recent convening of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, covering, among many topics, the issues facing youth in foster care. In addition, this issue included a spotlight on using education-based interventions to promote positive outcomes and overall well-being for expectant and parenting youth in foster care.
In this issue, we release a new report, Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care: Addressing Their Developmental Needs to Promote Healthy Parent and Child Outcomes, which examines the research across five domains:
- physical, sexual and reproductive health and development
- cognitive and emotional development
- identity development
- social development
- preparation for parenthood and self-sufficiency
We also recorded a podcast with the report's author, Dr. Charlyn Harper Browne, who provides expert commentary and analysis on the issues.
Inside you'll also find a link to our September 9th webinar.
In this second installment of Quarterly Connections, we talk with two young parents who grew up in foster care about their experiences co-parenting with their partners and the help they wish they'd received. We will host a webinar on the results of a study that tested a co-parenting counseling program for parenting and expecting adolescents on June 24, 2015. This issue also includes a highlights video from the first Young Fathers Convening of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services Teen Specialist Unit.
This inaugural edition of EPY in Foster Care Quarterly Connections explores CSSP's commitment to drawing much-needed attention to expectant and parenting youth in foster care. In addition, we feature two Q&As with two jurisdictions implementing CSSP's set of policy and practice proposals to improve well-being outcomes for this population and their children.