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2.3 Making the Youth Connection: Serving Young Parents

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2.3 Making the Youth Connection: Serving Young Parents

  1. 1. Making the Youth Connection:Serving Young Parents 2011 National Conference On Ending Family Homelessness February 10, 2011
  2. 2. Needs of Young Homeless Mothers Brain maturation continues into young adulthood 44% of homeless mothers report living outside of their homes at some point during childhood 20% of homeless mothers were formally in the child welfare system Foster youth at higher risk of becoming mothers at a young age
  3. 3. Fostering Connections to Success Act Homelessness prevention measure Foster care extension phased in beginning 1/1/12 THP-Plus Foster Care to provide support and promote self-sufficiency Extended foster care increases educational attainment, earning potential, and delays pregnancy
  4. 4. Panelists Michele Byrnes, John Burton Foundation, San Francisco, CA (Moderator) Katherine Daniher, Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Chicago, IL Ann Marie Grimberg, Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL Julie Jun, First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA Kendra Baker, First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
  5. 5. Making the Youth Connection:Serving Young Parents 2011 National Conference On Ending Family Homelessness February 10, 2011

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