Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life

Welcome to Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life, a podcast from foster youth for foster youth. In foster care systems, there aren’t always people to answer your big questions or open up to concerning sensitive topics. That’s why we’re bringing these conversations to you! Hosts and guests discuss puberty, relationships, sexual health, identity, & more in unfiltered conversations that we wish could have been part of our upbringing. We hope these episodes spark questions, provide helpful resources and community, and leave you feeling empowered.

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Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life is hosted by the Youth Advisory Board of the Reproductive Health Equity Project at the National Center for Youth Law and supported through a grant to the National Center for Youth Law from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Resilient Voices & Beyond

The mission of the Resilient Voices & Beyond podcast is to create a platform for the voices that were once silenced to be heard and received. We aim to showcase the hard work of community partners, leaders, advocates, activists, stakeholders, state and federal government agencies, policymakers, and legislatures, while empowering a new generation of foster care alum leaders. Through our podcast, we strive to educate our listeners on reforms, advocacy, policies, prevention, foster care, adoption, kinship, CCIs, JJ, and the child welfare system, while challenging and breaking away from the stigmas and labels surrounding these topics. We aim to create a dialogue on reform and advocacy that is already happening or needs to happen, ensuring that the voices of those affected by the child welfare system are heard and valued.