Building Community, Capacity, and Compliance: Findings and Recommendations from a Reproductive Sexual Health Learning Community for STRTPs

Last Updated Sep 9, 2021

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.

Thirteen STRTPs collectively serving 539 youth across seven counties participated in the learning community to improve their capacity to comply with legal requirements set forth in the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (SB 89, 2017), Community Care Licensing Standards, and best practice.

The report highlights the policy and practice changes participating STRTPs established during the learning community, along with recommendations for STRTPs, counties, and the state.