Transitioning to Success: Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy Among Older Youth in Foster Care

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Project Team

Katy Suellentrop, MPH, Project Director
Becky Griesse, MPH, Key Liaison
Laura Loyd, MPH, MS, Key Content and Resource Designer
Liany Arroyo, MPH, Field Research Advisor
Ronesha Dennis, Project Manager

Project Summary

The National Campaign plans to develop an innovative systems-level approach to support youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system, prevent unplanned pregnancies. We anticipate that the front line staff working directly with youth in foster care will deliver the program in collaboration with other agencies in their community. Ultimately, the goal is for this pregnancy prevention intervention to become a routine part of case and transition planning for youth in foster care. If successful, this program is expected to result in the development of supporting materials that provide guidance on how this practice can be institutionalized in agencies working with youth in foster care across the United States.

Impact on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Transitioning to Success will help transition age youth in foster care avoid an unplanned pregnancy by training front line staff working directly with these youth to make pregnancy planning a routine part of case and transition planning that youth undergo.