Coffee Breaks with TXICFW: Teen Pregnancy & Foster Care

Teenage girls in the foster care system are twice as likely to get pregnant before turning 19 than teenage girls who are not in foster care. Many of these teenagers are pregnant again before the age of 19. Why are these teens at such high risk for pregnancy? Our first Coffee Breaks with TXICFW is with Ashley Harris, Consultant, and Independent Contractor. Our Director, Monica Faulkner and Ashley will be discussing how teen pregnancy and foster care intersect and what we can do about it.

Join us for a live session on May 19th   from 10-10:30 am on our Facebook page!

 

About Our Guest:

Ashley R. Harris, MSSW

Consultant and Independent Contractor, www.ashleyrharris.com

Ashley Harris has more than 6 years of experience in coalition building, policy analysis and development, and administrative and legislative advocacy.  Ms. Harris previously worked at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities and provided high-level executive support to the Associate Commissioner and assisted with strategic planning and operations. Prior to joining the Center, she worked in public policy as the Director of Public Policy at Texans Care for Children for over five years.  Previously, Ashley was a caseworker for Child Protective Services in Travis County, TX for over four years and developed and managed programs for youth at the San Marcos Housing Authority. Ms. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas State University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas in May 2011.

 

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