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dc.contributor.authorHarmon-Darrow, C.
dc.contributor.authorBurruss, K.
dc.contributor.authorFinigan-Carr, N.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T15:05:31Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T15:05:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85075219932&doi=10.1016%2fj.childyouth.2019.104565&partnerID=40&md5=acbef8fccbf623992107532aef0bc0ac
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/11580
dc.description.abstractAdolescents and young adults placed in our child welfare system are at an increased risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections due to their likelihood to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners. They receive unclear and inconsistent messages about sexual and reproductive health and lack access to reproductive health services and programs. Focus groups (N = 3) comprised of child welfare workers and foster parents were conducted to capture the issues relevant to addressing the sexual reproductive health needs of youth in out-of-home care. Participants indicated that they generally did not receive sufficient training, if any, yet were expected to address sexual reproductive health issues with youth. The responses were organized into three themes that should be considered when developing training interventions: (1) how to communicate with youth about sexual reproductive health; (2) defining adults' roles and activities in assisting youth; and, (3) discussions about their values about sex and sexual activity. The results of this study point to a need for child welfare workers and foster parents to receive concrete practice skills regarding how to address the sexual reproductive health needs of youth.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMaryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, DHMH: FYSB ACF CFDA 93.092en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104565en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.relation.ispartofChildren and Youth Services Review
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectChild welfareen_US
dc.subjectCommunication with youthen_US
dc.subjectFoster careen_US
dc.subjectSexual reproductive healthen_US
dc.subjectValuesen_US
dc.title"We are kind of their parents": Child welfare workers' perspective on sexuality education for foster youthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104565


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