Fostering Parenthood

Know your roots, know your health

May 01, 2023 National Center for Youth Law Season 2 Episode 1
Fostering Parenthood
Know your roots, know your health
Show Notes

Today we’ll hear from a former foster youth on how learning about her Indigenous roots could have helped her during her pregnancy. Tune in for a compelling and insightful discussion on empowering Indigenous youth in foster care through cultural connection.

Guests on the show:

Tamar: Former foster youth, mom, member of the Youth Advisory Board at the Reproductive Health Equity Project 


Calls To Action: (22:07)

Advocate for Indigenous youth in the medical system (22:35)

Help indigenous locate their ancestry and understand their background (23:28)

Connect them with their community (24:07)

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.

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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.