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Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Over the last two years, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), has been working with four jurisdictions (Knox County, Tennessee; New York City, New York; Washington, DC; and Washington State) to improve child welfare services - and ultimately outcomes - for expectant and parenting youth and their children within these foster care systems.

In 2011, CSSP issued a compendium of evidence-informed programs for meeting the needs of expectant and parenting foster youth and their children. This document has helped inform each of the four jurisdictions' work. Today, based on what we learned from both these four sites, and from tracking other states’ efforts, we are re-issuing the compendium with updated information about program effectiveness.

The purpose of this guide is twofold:
1) To enhance the knowledge of evidence-informed and promising practices that
address the needs of expectant and parenting youth in foster care and their children
2) To provide a comprehensive set of resources for jurisdictions interested in
achieving safety, permanency and well-being for these young families

To learn more, follow the link below.


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