Telling Our Own Stories:
Former Foster Youth Experiences With Barriers and Healing During COVID-19
Check out RHEP's foster youth-led research group and read the full report.
The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth brings together youth in foster care and the agencies that serve them to promote systems that normalize, support, and promote the bodily autonomy and healthy sexual development of youth in foster care. Check out our video for a quick explanation of who we are and what we do, and click the link below to learn about current RHEP initiatives.
#RHEPCON21 was an opportunity to discuss current RHEP initiatives. Our partners at @UCLAHealth & @PPPSGV presented on a new service that supports youth in their health & development: Patient Navigator's provide foster youth with 1:1 support navigating the healthcare system. https://t.co/2g0ZeXeXpkRead More
Our RHEP leadership team met to kick off Y2 of our three-year grant with OPA! We appreciate this opportunity to expand our knowledge and continue to build tools & resources for trauma-informed practices and youth-centered work, alongside our partners and Youth Advisory Board! https://t.co/hKjOQGUYh2Read More
'Acknowledging a young person’s journey & the impact that systems play in their journey is imperative in understanding a young person & having conversations about relationships & sexual health in a safe & authentic manner.' Read on health equity for youth!Read More
Healing doesn't happen in systems- it happens in community but you can build community within a system. 'Rise to Resilience' led by the powerful Vanessa Davis. What an incredible way to close our conference. Thank you all so much for joining us today at #RHEPCON21!Read More
Learn more about Ignacio and their work at and stay up to date by following their social pages @HEAL2EndRead More
Live tweet us your reactions to our performers, presenters and breakout sessions during #RHEPCON21! We want to hear from you! If you're just joining the conversation, you can log in now until 4 PMRead More
"No matter what we've been through, no matter what our stories are, no matter where we've come from- our affirmations reprogram our minds and reprograms our experiences, which transforms our lives." ~ Be Imaginative #RHEPCON21Read More
How incredible was keynote presenter Ignacio Rivera!? Thank you Ignacio for sharing your powerful journey from trauma to sexual liberation. Expanding education on sex & sexuality, fighting stigmas & normalizing these conversations is essential for healthy development! #RHEPCON21 https://t.co/LclTdjMFupRead More
The RHEP 2021 CONFERENCE is tomorrow and there's STILL time to sign up!! Get ready to receive tools, education & information on healthy sexual development for #fosteryouth. We'll also have collective healing spaces and community building workshops & performances. See you there! https://t.co/2Ut6f7z2H2Read More
Have you registered yet!? #RHEPCON21 is around the corner & there's still time to sign up! Join us on Aug 5th from 9AM-4 PM as we highlight youth voices, community artists and organizations leading conversations on healthy sexual development for foster youth. Questions? DM us! https://t.co/DtUvROInB2Read More
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 service access for youth in foster care. Our goal is to dramatically reduce unintended pregnancy rates for youth in care over the next ten years.
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