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|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Senator Melissa Hurtado to establish a monthly expectant parent payment for foster youth prior to giving birth, add new health and education information to court reports and establish annual state reporting to ensure foster youth receive reproductive and sexual health information and services. Information about these investments is included in the Public Social Services budget trailer bill, AB 153 and the Human Services budget trailer bill AB 172, summarized in this document.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Health
|Tools and Toolkits
The Expectant Parent Payment (EPP) is intended to support pregnant foster youth and improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, promote birth readiness, promote maternal and child health, and help prevent child abuse and neglect. The funds may be used to meet the specialized needs of pregnant minors or nonminor dependents, and to properly prepare for the needs of the infant.
Last Updated May 24, 2022
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|Webinar
In this webinar you will learn about a new, virtual sexual education course designed specifically for foster youth in middle and high school.
Last Updated Feb 10, 2022
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|Publication
This publication shares findings from a September 2021 survey conducted by John Burton Advocates for Youth to understand the extent to which county child welfare agencies provide home visiting programs to expectant and parenting foster youth and to understand how formalized this process is locally.
Last Updated Nov 30, 2021
Health
|Fact Sheet
This document provides information about 11 resources that provide financial assistance and/or support to expectant and parenting foster youth in California. These include the Expectant Parent Payment, the Infant Supplement, the Parenting Support Plan, the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, WIC, CalFresh, free tax filing and tax credits, home visiting programs, Adolescent Family Life Program, foster care public health nurses and Planned Parenthood.
Last Updated Nov 3, 2021
Health
|Webinar
This webinar highlighted findings from a 15-month learning community related to the reproductive and sexual health of foster youth residing in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs), led by JBAY. Participating STRTPs shared the policy and practice changes they established during the learning community. Recommendations for STRTPs, counties, and the state were also shared.
Last Updated Sep 24, 2021
Health
|Publication
This report highlights findings from a 15-month learning community related to the reproductive and sexual health of foster youth residing in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs), led by JBAY as part of the Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth.
Last Updated Sep 9, 2021
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|Tools and Toolkits
This document contains a complete archive of all “Question of the Week” entries from 2012-2020. The “Question of the Week” answers questions related to extended foster care and issues pertaining to transition-age current and former youth and youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Last Updated Jun 8, 2021
Health
|Webinar
How does the pandemic impact expectant and parenting foster youth? How much does preparing for a baby really cost? In fact, the average cost to meet basic health and safety standards before childbirth is at least $2,000. It is our collective responsibility to ensure our foster youth have what they need for safe and healthy futures – for them and their babies. Healthy Futures for Foster Youth (AB 366) will support expectant and parenting youth to meet these and other needs.
Last Updated May 6, 2021
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|Webinar
This publication presents the findings from a statewide survey of 598 current and former foster youth in California, conducted to understand the impact of COVID-19. Key findings include impacts on housing, education, employment and mental health. The report also explores racial disparities and makes recommendations about polices to protect foster youth during the pandemic and beyond.
Last Updated Apr 28, 2021
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