Partnering to Serve Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care: Lessons from an Illinois Pilot
Although youth in foster care have much higher pregnancy and birth rates than their peers, and their children are at high risk for maltreatment, pregnant and parenting foster youth have generally not been served by home visiting programs. This webinar will describe the development and implementation of a home visiting pilot for pregnant and parenting youth in foster care and will present both qualitative and quantitative findings from an evaluation of the pilot’s implementation. The webinar will conclude with discussion of the implications of the evaluation for child welfare systems preparing to provide preventive services under the Family First Prevention Services Act and how other communities can promote collaboration between home visiting and child welfare systems.
- Amy Dworsky, Ph.D., M.S.W., Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- Jaime Russell, M.S.W., Program Manager-Family Support Services, Children’s Home and Aid
About the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
The University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium is a network of more than 25 university-based institutions—including centers, schools, departments, and programs—that have an interest in child and family policy. The Consortium engages members around the core components of the Consortium’s mission: To share the latest findings and strategies for conducting policy-relevant research and to facilitate collaboration across our member institutions; to encourage cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate training to support the next generation of child and family policy researchers; and to foster effective translation between research, practice, and policy audiences.