RHEP Foster Youth

Category: RHEP Initiatives

Self-Taught

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

Fostering Parenthood: Reimagining “The Talk” With Caregivers And Foster Youth. Talking to our teens about their sexual health journey can be intimidating but with Fostering Parenthood, you’re not alone. In this podcast, we talk about these important conversations through lived experience and provide helpful ideas, best practices, and resources. The end goal? Helping our children and youth in foster care become informed, strong, and confident individuals.

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California Foster Youth Tax Project

John Burton Advocates for Youth, is conducting the California Foster Youth Tax Project to help foster youth file their taxes. This establishes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to assist foster youth with filing their taxes for free. This brings economic resources to parenting foster youth and their children.

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Teen Talk YAS: Free Virtual Comprehensive Sex Ed for Foster Youth

Teen Talk for Youth in Alternative Settings (Teen Talk YAS) is RHEP Partner, Health Connected’s newest curriculum designed for and informed by youth who are in foster care. This curriculum meets requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act, as well as the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act. Through collaboration with RHEP partner, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena San Gabriel Valley, it has been adapted for virtual delivery and is now available for youth in foster care across California as part of our pilot. Youth have the potential to receive a total of $265 in Amazon gift cards for participation. Youth will earn $15 per session they attend, and a $100 bonus for attending all 11 sessions. Incentives will be distributed at the end of the series.

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