Reproductive & Sexual Health Learning Community for STRTPs & Transitioning Group Homes


In partnership with Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP), John Burton Advocates for Youth is convening a statewide community of practice of STRTPs and transitioning group homes related to sexual & reproductive health of youth in care. This project follows the passage of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89, 2017).

Does Your Organization Want to: 

  • Promote positive, healthy and comprehensive sexual health education and services among the youth in your care?
  • Equip staff members with tools and training for challenging topics?
  • Ensure policies and procedures comply with state law and reduce organizational risks?
  • Reduce the risks youth and young adults in foster care experience related to unintended pregnancy, prenatal and birth outcomes, and sexually transmitted infections?

Participants will:

  • Receive technical assistance, tools and training to align policies and procedures with state laws, regulations, licensing standards and guidance;
  • Share and integrate evidence-based practices into their organization; and
  • Convene for a kick-off in Los Angeles with ongoing video zoom conference calls and trainings.

Learning Community Timeline

  • November 21, 2019


    For STRTPs or transitioning group homes interested in learning more about the Reproductive & Sexual Health Learning Community.

  • By March 2020


    Participating STRTPs or transitioning group homes will conduct a self-assessment to assess their current polices and practices.

  • March 2020


    This will consist of an in-person convening of all participating STRTPs and transitioning group homes.

  • April 2020 - May 2021

    Technical Assistance & Training Calls

    Participating STRTPs and transitioning group homes will receive two hours of training or technical assistance each month based on areas of interest or need.

  • June 2021

    Post-Assessment & Celebration

    Participating STRTPs and transitioning group homes will assess alignment of their organization’s policies and procedures and celebrate accomplishments.

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