Help Me to Succeed: A Guide for Supporting Youth in Foster Care to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Help Me to Succeed

This report combines messages directly from youth in foster care in Georgia with national research to provide insight and advice to adults working in the child welfare sector. Understanding a youth’s feelings and opinions regarding the risks of early pregnancy and prevention strategies can help child welfare professionals provide more effective support for the young people they support in foster care. Below are suggestions on how to find the balance between helping youth in care have a “normal” adolescent experience while providing them with the support they need to overcome barriers they face as a result of being in the child welfare system.

Publication date: June 2013