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Self-Taught Episode 5

“Mixed Diaspora” and finding a sense of belonging. In this episode, Kat and Alexis talk about how they have found a sense of belonging throughout various parts of their lives.

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Self-Taught Episode 4

Consent. In this episode, Tamar and Kat dig into consent as an important component of any healthy relationship – not just the sexual ones.

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RHEP 2023 Conference

#RHEPCON23 explored “thinking outside of the systems” we exist within. Conference sessions discussed the current landscape of sexual & reproductive health, and reimagine what our systems would look like if they were truly made to serve all youth in foster care. Dr. Khiara M. Bridges headlined as keynote speaker. Some session topics included: the state of abortion, alternative birthing experiences, culturally specific programming & models of care, young parenthood, and more!

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Fostering Parenthood Episode 8

Baby powder snow flurry: A holiday special edition. In this episode, our guest explains how foster youth want to incorporate their past traditions and cultures into this year’s holiday celebration.

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Foster Consent

Discovering healing and self-identity through consent Blog Interview Series By RHEP Youth Advisory Board Member Tamar Adolescence is tough for anyone. For those who have suffered abuse, there are even

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Self-Taught Episode 1

Nobody Taught Me About Sexual And Reproductive Health​. In this episode, we discuss “the talk,” puberty, birth control, and finding the right doctor while growing up in foster care.

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PODCAST! Self Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life. Welcome to Self-Taught, a podcast from foster youth, for foster youth, with unfiltered conversations about sex, health and life. These are conversations about puberty, relationships, sexual health, identity and much more that we wish were part of our upbringing. There aren’t always people to answer the big questions or to make it easy to open up about sensitive stuff. That’s why we’re bringing those conversations to you. Because you’re not alone. We hope these conversations spark questions and provide resources for you, to find answers, feel empowered, and have community.

Self-Taught is hosted by the youth advisory board of the Reproductive Health Equity Project at the National Center for Youth Law.

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Fostering Parenthood Episode 7

“The Talk” To wrap up season 1 of Fostering Parenthood, Dorothy has ‘the sex talk’ with her son Brandyn. The first time they talk about sexual reproductive health together is on the show!

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Fostering Parenthood Episode 6

Wait, Foster Youth have a Bill of Rights? In this episode, our guest explains the Bill of Rights and provide tips on how to make sure caregivers respect the rights of foster youth.

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