The purpose of this project was to write a grant to provide pregnancy prevention training to youth in out-of-home care and part of the child welfare system in Los Angeles County. The training will enable resource parents to discuss sexual health topics with the youth in their care. A literature review was performed to investigate the best way to address teen pregnancy prevention and to avoid sexually transmitted infections among teens.
The need for the program relates to the disproportionate numbers of foster youth becoming teen parents compared to the general population. In California, data show that 52% of female foster youth become pregnant by age 19. This rate is almost 3 times higher than the pregnancy rate for youth not in foster care.
The training will be hosted by the Department of Children and Family Services. The funding source is Children’s Bureau. The actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement of the project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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