Breaking Stigma and Changing the Narrative: Strategies for Supporting Expectant and Parenting Youth
This webinar is hosted by National Association of Counsel for Children
Expectant and parenting youth in foster care face stigma and experience unique challenges balancing their own transition to adulthood with navigating parenthood. The resources and supports available to them are frequently scarce and not at all developmentally informed. This webinar will highlight four strategies for supporting expectant and parenting youth in foster care so that they can succeed and thrive. The four strategies include: supporting their dual transition to adulthood and parenthood; identifying and strengthening their protective and promotive factors; knowing their rights; and amplifying their voices. Attendees will learn from the lived experiences of young parents and their recommendations for policy and practice change.