Child Trends: The transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenge in the best of circumstances. Find out what the research tells us about the unique circumstances of this transition for foster care youth.
Clearinghouse on Families and Youth: As fewer people use desktops and
mobile use increases, apps can help youth avoid pregnancy and sexually
transmitted infections (STIs) in innovative ways. This slideshow shares a
handful of free apps doing just that.
Baltimore City Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Initiative: Choosing a birth control method is no
easy task, especially for teens who may be nervous or unsure how to
learn about their available options. This website,
designed to empower youth to make informed decisions about sex, gives
youth access to medically based, teen-friendly information.
SAMHSA, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: This playlist of videos
includes public service announcements (PSAs) that help people to better
understand child traumatic stress and the importance of support in a
child's recovery. There are two versions, and both are available in
English and Spanish.
Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative: Parents of teens
usually agree that it's important to build independence in their teens,
but many don't have a clear picture of how to do this in a healthcare
setting and how to prepare their teens for a lifetime of investing in
their own health. This series of videos is for teens, parents, and providers to help teens navigate their healthcare.
SAMHSA, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress.
Youth.gov: Youth who
have aged out of foster care no longer receive services provided
through the child welfare system because they have reached the state's
legal age of adulthood -- this age ranges from 18 to 25 years, with most
states defining adulthood as beginning at age 18. Read about the
challenges that these youth face, as well as solutions to these
challenges, in this research brief.