Thank you to those that attended LA RHEP's first annual conference!

Session materials are available below

"It takes a village, but we don't have a village. You all sitting here, you are our village. Even if you are only in and out of our lives at different points, we remember you and you are a huge part of our life." - Kristie, LA RHEP #FosterReproHealth Youth Ambassador

 

Healthy Sexual Development for Youth in Foster Care: What’s Public Health Got To Do With It?, presented by Deborah Allen, ScD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – click here for materials

What The Data Tells Us, presented by Lesli LeGras Morris, National Center for Youth Law –  click here for materials

 

 

Providing Comprehensive Sex Education for Youth in Foster Care: What Schools Must Provide and Community-Based Alternatives, presented by Amy Lemley, John Burton Advocates for Youth; and Ruth Dawson, ACLU of Southern California – click here for session materials

Child Welfare 101: Understanding the Who, What, Why, and How of the Foster Care System, presented by Mara Ziegler, Public Counsel; Abby Eskin, Children’s Law Center; and Barbara Facher, Alliance for Children’s Rights  – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Senate Bill 89: Mandates for Social Workers and Caregivers Regarding the Reproductive and Sexual Health Care Rights of Youth in Foster Care, presented by Donna Fernandez and Kristine Grush, Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services; and Luciana Svidler, Children’s Law Center – click here for PowerPoint presentation

The Legal Obligations of Adult Caretakers: What are the “Can, Can’t, May, and Musts” When it Comes to Youth in Foster Care and Sexual Health?, presented by Rebecca Gudeman, National Center for Youth Law; and Autumn Taylor, Jaci Cortez, and Alexis Obinna, LA RHEP Youth Advisory Board – click here for PowerPointPresentation

 


 

Justice for Young Families: Shifting the Narrative Around Youth Sexuality and Adolescent Parenting, presented by Ena Suseth Valladares, California Latinas for Productive Justice – visit this website for more information on Justice for Young Families

The Fatherhood Movement: Supporting Young Dads in the Foster Care System, presented by Alan-Michael Graves, GOOD+ Foundation – click here for PowerPoint presentation

No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute: Changing Perceptions, Attitudes, and Policies to Better Serve Youth Who Have Been or Are at Risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, presented by Kate Walter Brown and Mae Ackerman-Brimberg, National Center for Youth Law; and Leslie Heimov, Children’s Law Center – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Addressing the Unique Needs of LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care, presented by Ariel Bustamante Los Angeles LGBT Center – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Reproductive Justice 101, presented by Lashea Brown, Lloanna Figueroa, Christina Watkins, Giselle Bood, Valerie Aguilar, and Damien Schuler, Black Women for Wellness – visit this website for more information about this workshop

 


 

Providing Foster-Friendly Trauma-Informed Care: Practical Strategies for Health Care Providers to Reduce Bias and Create Inclusive Clinical Environments, presented by Erica Monasterio, UCSF – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Where Do I Refer? A Panel of Local Adolescent Health and Support Services for Youth in Foster Care, presented by Kristin Meyer, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health; Arlene Schneir, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Barbara Facher, Alliance for Children’s Rights; and Mara Ziegler, Public Counsel; Dr. Janet Arnold-Clark, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; and Kristie White, #FosterReproHealth Youth Ambassador – click here for session materials

Supporting Student Success through Campus Based Strategies to Improve Sexual Health Among Youth in Foster Care, presented by JeNeen Anderson, Power to Decide – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Practical Strategies for Having Sexual Health Conversations with Youth in Foster Care, presented by Crystal Cedillo and Sarah Roush, Essential Access Health – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Tools for Caregivers to Talk to Youth about Sexuality and Their Health, Sandra Abarca and Brittany Cropper, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley – click here for PowerPoint presentation

Videos and Pictures

From the conference!