#NCFYtalk Recap: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for Runaway, Homeless, and Foster Care Youth
In recognition of both National Teen Pregnancy Prevention and National Foster Care Months, we co-hosted a May 17 Twitter chat with the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Information Gateway on teen pregnancy prevention strategies for runaway, homeless, and foster care youth. Participants chatted about the importance of preventing teen pregnancy among these vulnerable groups, strategies that work, and available resources for professionals.
Here are some highlights from the chat. You can also view the entire conversation by checking out this recap.
On the importance of preventing teen pregnancy in runaway, homeless, and foster care youth:
A1 By age 21, abt half of young men in fstr care reported getting a girl prgnnt, comprd to 19% of their peers. We need 2 do better #NCFYtalk— CAI (@CAIGLOBAL) May 17, 2016
On what puts runaway, homeless, and foster care youth at greater risk for teen pregnancy:
A2: Positive parent involvement supports TPP, but foster care, runaway, & homeless youth may not have this support #ncfytalk— OAH (@TeenHealthGov) May 17, 2016
A2: Runaway/homeless youth lack access to resources, healthcare services + trusted adults #NCFYtalk— VCRHYP (@VCRHYP) May 17, 2016
On resources available for family- and youth-serving professionals: