SERVICES FOR FOSTER AND DELINQUENT YOUTH PUBLICATIONS

The articles below provide more insight and information regarding provision of health care to youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW

Cause for Concern-Unwanted Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care: This article begins the series by outlining the scope of the problem and discussing some of the factors that may lead to higher unwanted pregnancy rates among foster youth.

Assessing Accessibility-Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?: This article is the second in a series looking at the alarming rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among youth in foster care.

Sharing Health Information about Foster YouthOne of four briefings in a series that summarizes the laws that control access to information about foster youth. This brief addresses disclosure of health information held by health providers.

Sharing Education Information about Foster Youth: One of four briefings in a series that summarizes the laws that control access to information about foster youth. This brief addresses disclosure of educational information held by schools and education officials.

Sharing Mental Health Information about Foster Youth: One of four briefings in a series that summarizes the laws that control access to information about foster youth. This brief addresses disclosure of mental health information held by health providers.

Sharing Substance Abuse Information about Foster Youth: One of four briefings in a series that summarizes the laws that control access to information about foster youth. This brief addresses disclosure of health information related to substance abuse held by health providers.

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"In 2021, [Los Angeles County foster] youth who identified as having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual reported that not wanting their caregivers to know their sexual orientation was a barrier to obtaining SRH information or care."

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