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September 2010Vol. 11, No. 7Pregnancy Prevention Resources

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has new resources for those who work with teens in foster care. A DVD and discussion guide, A Crucial Connection: Working Together to Address Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care, are now available for child welfare and health-care professionals, foster parents and caregivers, and teens in foster care or transitioning from care. The 9-minute video spotlights teens talking about early childbearing and also presents statistics on the number of teens in foster care who become parents. The accompanying guide provides discussion questions for different audiences. Access both on the National Campaign website:

The National Campaign website has a section devoted to youth in foster care that includes research, resources for foster care workers and for youth, a blog, and more:

One of the newest resources is a downloadable brochure from the Virginia Roundtable on
Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Youth in Foster Care, Fostering Connections: Improving Access to Sexual Health Education: Policy Recommendations to Enhance Success and Sustainability for Youth in Out-of-Home Care: (480 KB)