CA Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (SB 89)

In July 2017, California adopted a new law requiring comprehensive sexual health education for youth in foster care and new training requirements for foster caregivers, social workers and judges. Provided below are resources to support counties and providers in the implementation of Senate Bill 89. This legislation (Senate Bill 89) has four specific requirements:

  • Improve Access to Sexual Health Education 
  • Inform Youth of Their Rights and Remove Barriers
  • Develop Quality Sexual Health Training
  • Require Sexual Health Education for Adults
  • Fact Sheet

    Provides overview of new training and case plan mandates in Senate Bill 89. (Last updated 5/15/19).

  • Senate Bill 89

    Legislation that created the four new requirements, which went into effect on 7/1/17.

  • ACIN

    This ACIN introduces two new resources to assist county child welfare social workers and juvenile probation officers with documenting, protecting and sharing reproductive and sexual health information of youth and nonminor dependents in foster care. As such, included with this ACIN are “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Talking Tips for Case Management Workers About Reproductive and Sexual Health.”

  • SB 89 Case Manager Guide & Youth Factsheets

    Resources to help case managers navigate the sensitive conversations they must have annually with foster youth, ages 10 and older, about their sexual and reproductive health rights and access to sexual and reproductive health care.

  • SB 89 Pre-Approval Curriculum

    The purpose of this curriculum is to help county child welfare agencies and foster family agencies fullfill SB 89 training mandates and train Resource Families to better support foster youth in their sexual and reproductive wellness. It was developed by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) and Seneca Familiy of Agencies as part of JBAY’s work with the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project.