March 2021 News From the Field

March 2021 News From The Field

Welcome to our March 2021 News from the Field monthly feature! This is an extension of the bottom of our newsletter. We will be providing you with some of the latest news, resources, and local & national professional development opportunities. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month,… Read more »

Latest Research in Child Welfare, Sexual Health + Relationship Education

Latest Research In Child Welfare, Sexual Health + Relationship Education

Check out these short research summaries from other experts in the field + learn their implications for practice! “We are kind of their parents”: Child welfare workers’ perspective on sexuality education for foster youth (2020) Harmon-Darrow, C., Burruss, K., & Finigan-Carr, N. Youth in foster care face many barriers when it comes to communicating effectively… Read more »

Research Inspiring Action: The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative’s Innovative Approach to Sexual Education Programming & Practice

Research Inspiring Action: The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative’s Innovative Approach To Sexual Education Programming & Practice

By Barbara Ball Ph.D., LPC-AT About 50% of females who experience foster care in the United States are pregnant by age 19 compared to 33% of females across the nation (Eastman, Palmer and Ahn, 2019). Despite disproportionately high pregnancy rates, there are limited interventions and community strategies to help reduce teen pregnancy among youth who… Read more »

Learning About Healthy Relationships: A Research Study Update

Research Inspiring Action: The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative’s Innovative Approach To Sexual Education Programming & Practice

By Allie Long & Barbara Ball Ph.D., LPC-AT Last May, we got the chance to talk with Dr. Barbara Ball about a new exploratory study called Learning About Healthy Relationships. In our last conversation (which you can read here), we chatted about the importance of understanding how and what youth in foster care learn about… Read more »

TFYHI 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

Tfyhi 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

March 4th, 2021 We are excited to share the 6-month progress report for the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI)! As the first statewide learning community of its kind in Texas, this Initiative is meant to build relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. Our goal… Read more »

February 2021 News from the Field

February 2021 News From The Field

Welcome to our February 2021 News from the Field monthly feature! This is an extension of the bottom of our newsletter. We will be providing you with some of the latest news, resources, and local & national professional development opportunities. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month,… Read more »