Improving Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curricula for Youth in Foster Care
Improving Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curricula for Youth in Foster Care
By: Timothy Ross, Categories: Child welfare, Comments Off on Improving Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curricula for Youth in Foster Care

Studies show that youth in foster care experience more negative reproductive health outcomes than their peers outside of foster care, yet no rigorously evaluated curriculum designed to reduce these disparities exists.  Working with several New York City foster care agencies and other researchers, Action Research will assist in the evaluation and sustainability of CAI’s Development for Youth (DFY), Take Charge! Project. CAI is in the sixth year of an initiative funded by the federal Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Adolescent Health that tests the efficacy of a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health curriculum in reducing sexual risk behaviors and unplanned pregnancy among NYC youths in foster care.  Action Research is conducting a case study and reviewing implementation data to identify sustainability strategies and best practices for engaging participants.