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Episode 6: Wait, Foster Youth have a Bill of Rights?

Featuring Jasmine

Navigating the process of becoming a foster parent or caregiver can be complex. Fortunately, there’s a Foster Youth Bill of Rights, which sounds daunting but provides a blueprint for caregivers looking to better understand their role as foster caregivers, and ensure the safety of their youth. Our guest Jasmine Harris Is a former foster youth and foster youth advocate who served on the Foster Care Ombudsperson Committee that established the new foster youth bill of rights. In this episode, Jasmine will help explain the Bill of Rights and provide tips on how to make sure caregivers respect the rights of foster youth.

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.

Jasmine Harris is a foster youth, foster youth advocate and served on the Foster Care Ombudsperson’ Committee

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.

Episode Resources

  • Learn more about the Foster Care Bill of Rights here
  • Foster Youth Helpline: (877) 846-1602
  • Youth Ombudsperson office phone number (877) 846-1602

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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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