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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Supporting foster youth parents

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California Senator Leland Yee is sponsoring a bill that would help support foster youth who are parents in the state. The bill would help foster youth raising children with resources to help them stay in school, provide needed parenting and child care.

In the Pleasanton Weekly, Leland states that "parenting and pregnant youth are 200% more likely" to leave school without earning a high school diploma or GED and that impacts their ability to find work that enables them to provide financial stability for their children.

About 30% of pregnant and parenting youth experience a second pregnancy while still in foster care.

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