RHEP Foster Youth

Fostering Parenthood

Episode 1: Consent and Bodily Autonomy: Can I get some FRIES with that?

Featuring Tamar and Dayna

When people think of “consent” they may think of teens learning about sexual consent, but the conversation should begin much earlier than that. In this episode, we discuss how to discuss the principles of consent and bodily autonomy with foster youth. One of our guests Dayna Freier provides tips and tools on what she does with her kiddos to help them understand consent and bodily autonomy. Tamar, a former foster youth and current college student shares her journey understanding consent.

Dorothy Daniels Hi, I’m Dorothy Daniels, I’m a pediatric nurse, a sexual health educator, a mom of 12, and a foster parent just like you. When I became a foster parent, I realized that caregivers oftentimes got overlooked with support, resources, and help during this journey because most things focused on the kids. Fostering Parenthood is that support for caregivers.

Tamar is a former foster youth, mom, member of the Youth Advisory Board at the Reproductive Health Equity Project





Dayna Freier
is a Caregiver and mom, Director of Operations at Fostering Unity

Fostering Parenthood is a podcast by caregivers for caregivers promoting the healthy sexual development of foster youth, brought to you by the National Center for Youth Law and the Reproductive Health Equity Project. The laws and policies discussed in our show are specific to LA County and California. However, any out-of-state or international listeners should check the regulations specific to their state or country.

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Fostering Parenthood is fully supported by grant number 1 TP2AH000066-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Population Affairs.

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