3:00–4:30pm EDT; 2:00–3:30pm CDT; 1:00–2:30pm MDT; 12:00–1:30pm PDT; 11:00–12:30pm AKDT; 9:00–10:30am HAST
This webinar is hosted by National Association of Counsel for Children
Expectant and parenting youth in foster care face stigma and experience unique challenges balancing their own transition to adulthood with navigating parenthood. The resources and supports available to them are frequently scarce and not at all developmentally informed. This webinar will highlight four strategies for supporting expectant and parenting youth in foster care so that they can succeed and thrive. The four strategies include: supporting their dual transition to adulthood and parenthood; identifying and strengthening their protective and promotive factors; knowing their rights; and amplifying their voices. Attendees will learn from the lived experiences of young parents and their recommendations for policy and practice change.
Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Grant # HHS-2018-ACF- ACYF-CT-1350. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funder, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services.