In the crush of child welfare, State and local agencies may struggle with providing appropriate and holistic services to older youth in care who are parents or expecting the arrival of a newborn. The challenges can range from accounting for the number of parenting and expecting teens to applying—and funding—services that support their needs as youth and as parents. The recent Family First reshapes how parenting and expectant teens in foster care are served and supported by child welfare systems. This podcast released by the Child Welfare Information Gateway features a conversation to help States and agencies leverage the provisions of Family First to support parenting and expectant teens in foster care.
You can listen to the podcast here.