DFPS recently released new data on pregnant and parenting youth in foster care. Using Medicaid billing claims, the Health and Human Services Center for Analytics identified the following data points for Fiscal Year 2021:
- 267 youth parents were in DFPS conservatorship
- 39 children were born to youth parents while in DFPS conservatorship
- 380 pregnant youth were in DFPS conservatorship
Interested in learning what CASA advocates can do to connect youth with education about healthy relationship dynamics, support the prevention of unplanned teen pregnancies and successfully advocate for the unique needs of pregnant and parenting youth in care? Check out our episode of CASA on the Go, Advocating for Healthy Relationships with Kate Murphy.