Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Youth in Out-of-Home Care

#40toNoneDay: End LGBT Youth Homelessness


It’s a statistic that may shock you: Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), while about 7% of the general youth population does the same. The discrepancy is outrageous. And it’s impossible to ignore. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Healthy Teen Network will be joining people across the…

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Advocacy for Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Foster Care


Healthy Teen Network and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law collaborated to provide answers to some common questions practitioners face when advocating for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care. The answers can be helpful in your advocacy efforts.

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Bricks, Mortar, & Community: The Core Components of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens


Articulating core components based on what we know ensures success among pregnant and parenting teens utilizing supportive housing services that embrace them and helps set a standard for the field. The identification of the core components provides guidance for supportive housing programs to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teens by providing the supports…

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Bricks, Mortar, & Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens: Findings from the Field


Articulating core components based on what we know ensures success among pregnant and parenting teens utilizing supportive housing services that embrace them and helps set a standard for the field. The identification of the core components provides guidance for supportive housing programs to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teens by providing the supports…

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Engaging Youth…On Their Turf: Creative Approaches to Connecting Youth through Community


Healthy Teen Network believes it is the youth most disengaged from our usual systems of care and ultimately those most in need of positive messages and support. We believe it is our duty to find these young people and use any means possible to support their healthy development and transition to adulthood. We recognize the…

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Foster Youth Need Sex Ed, Too!: Addressing the Sexual Risk Behaviors of System-Involved Youth (Webinar Recording)


All young people experience important developmental milestones on their path to becoming healthy adults, and while this time of change is full of promise, it can also be a time of increased vulnerability or risk. For system-involved youth (e.g., youth in child welfare or juvenile services), navigating this time of change can be fraught with…

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Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Adequate Housing


Understanding the resources available and law applicable to young parents to assist them in finding adequate housing is one way to help address the problem of homelessness among adolescent parents in the United States today. The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and Healthy Teen Network collaborated to develop an overview of…

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Helping Teens Help Themselves


This national blueprint represents a multi-year, multidisciplinary approach to increase supportive housing options for pregnant and parenting teens exiting foster care.

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Other Resources: Youth In Out-of-Home Care


View Healthy Teen Network Youth In Out-of-Home Care Resources here. Other Resources: A Social Ecology Analysis of Childbirth among Females Emancipating from Foster Care Mental and Physical Health of Children in Foster Care Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness Short-Term Impact…

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Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive (Infographic)


Pregnant and parenting teens are extremely motivated to offer their children a good life, and with the right supports, they can be successful adults and parents. Healthy Teen Network’s new infographic, “Picture Perfect: A Snapshot of What Helps Teen Families Grow & Thrive,” illustrates the diverse and unique needs teen parents have with growing up…

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Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Marginalized Youth


Developing a Policy, Program, and Research Agenda for the Future Healthy Teen Network, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has long explored how to better meet the needs of marginalized youth and subsequently reduce their risk for early pregnancy and parenting. In 2008, a year-long effort included a review of the literature on…

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Promoting Successful Transition from Foster/Group Home Settings to Independent Living among Pregnant and Parenting Teens


Summary Report The summary report, “Promoting Successful Transition from Foster/Group Home Settings to Independent Living Among Pregnant and Parenting Teens,” generously supported by the Freddie Mac Foundation discusses the difficulties facing teenagers in foster care/group settings and the policy that surrounds it.

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Texas Takes a Trauma-Informed Approach to Preventing Pregnancy Among Disconnected Youth


When Cardea Services set out to launch a teen pregnancy prevention program for disconnected youth in Texas, they soon realized participants were at increased risk for sexual assault and other traumatic experiences. The Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program (C-PREP) grantee decided to adopt a trauma-informed approach in its Connections Project, which delivers evidence-based programming to…

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What Are Our Areas of Expertise?


Healthy Teen Network staff bring a diverse range of subject matter expertise, with years of experience providing capacity-building assistance. We possess the skills-building training, TA, elearning, instructional design, evaluation, and resource development skills to work with both youth and adults. Our highly qualified staff can meet your needs, across a range of services. Areas of…

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