Fostering Parenthood

So, there’s someone you like?: How to discuss healthy relationships with your youth

September 01, 2022 National Center for Youth Law Season 1 Episode 4
So, there’s someone you like?: How to discuss healthy relationships with your youth
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So, there’s someone you like?: How to discuss healthy relationships with your youth
Sep 01, 2022 Season 1 Episode 4
National Center for Youth Law

When youth begin to establish romantic relationships, you may feel the need to give the kneejerk “use a condom” speech, but do you discuss the signs of a healthy relationship? Our guest Kat McKeon, a former foster youth, discusses her experience in healthy and unhealthy relationships and what she wishes her caregivers would have said to her.


Guest on the show: Kat McKeon, former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member


Calls To Action:

Model healthy relationships (11:53)

Show the conflict and the resolution (13:11)

Mirroring (13:25)

About Fostering Parenthood:

Fostering Parenthood is a podcast by caregivers for caregivers promoting the healthy sexual development of foster youth, brought to you by the National Center for Youth Law and the Reproductive Health Equity Project.


The laws and policies discussed in our show are specific to LA County and California. However, any out-of-state or international listeners should check the regulations specific to their state or country.

Watch our episodes at https://rhep.info/fosteringparenthood-watch!


Learn more about Fostering Parenthood at www.fosteringparenthood.buzzsprout.com.


Email us with questions, comments, and feedback at email@fosterreprohealth.org.


Fostering Parenthood is fully supported by grant number 1 TP2AH000066-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Population Affairs.

Show Notes

When youth begin to establish romantic relationships, you may feel the need to give the kneejerk “use a condom” speech, but do you discuss the signs of a healthy relationship? Our guest Kat McKeon, a former foster youth, discusses her experience in healthy and unhealthy relationships and what she wishes her caregivers would have said to her.


Guest on the show: Kat McKeon, former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member


Calls To Action:

Model healthy relationships (11:53)

Show the conflict and the resolution (13:11)

Mirroring (13:25)

About Fostering Parenthood:

Fostering Parenthood is a podcast by caregivers for caregivers promoting the healthy sexual development of foster youth, brought to you by the National Center for Youth Law and the Reproductive Health Equity Project.


The laws and policies discussed in our show are specific to LA County and California. However, any out-of-state or international listeners should check the regulations specific to their state or country.

Watch our episodes at https://rhep.info/fosteringparenthood-watch!


Learn more about Fostering Parenthood at www.fosteringparenthood.buzzsprout.com.


Email us with questions, comments, and feedback at email@fosterreprohealth.org.


Fostering Parenthood is fully supported by grant number 1 TP2AH000066-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Population Affairs.