Season 2 of RHEP’s caregiver support podcast, Fostering Parenthood, is here! This season's topics include: self-love & acceptance, supporting expectant and parenting youth, the intersection of mental health & sexual health for youth in care. New episodes are released every Monday through 6/26.
Season 1 of Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life is now available to stream! Self-Taught is a podcast from foster youth, for foster youth, with unfiltered conversations about sex, health and life. Listen on your favorite streaming platforms.
RHEP's Youth Advisory Board is made up of current and former foster youth who reside in the state of California. They are passionate about lending their voice and expertise to change the current landscape of the foster care system with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.
At this year’s #RHEPcon23, we explored “thinking outside of the systems” we exist within. Conference sessions discussed the current landscape of sexual & reproductive health, and reimagined what our systems would look like if they were truly made to serve all youth in foster care. Watch some of our most popular sessions now!
A member of our Youth Advisory Board interviewed seven individuals in various stages of healing from abuse or manipulation to understand the effects of consent and lack of consent. Please check in with yourself before reading. The situations described below describe various forms of abuse and may be triggering.
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.
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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