Q: My county is currently bringing our Resource Family (RF) pre-approval training into compliance with the SB 89 provision that requires RF pre-approval training to include training on reproductive and sexual health rights of foster youth, duties and responsibilities of caregivers and caseworkers to uphold those rights, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness, and current contraceptive methods and resources to share with youth. Is there a curriculum that has been already developed on these topics that my county could use?
A: Yes, there is a curriculum available that fulfills the training mandates for RF pre-approval training. It was developed by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) and Seneca Family of Agencies. and all curriculum materials can be found through this LINK. Spanish version of the curriculum materials will be available in Septemeber 2019. Additional training curricula on supporting sexual and reproductive health for youth in foster care can be found HERE.