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. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Amy Lemley at amy@jbay.org. 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.”