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As a nation we forcibly separate children from their families on a routine basis. Racism has both motivated policies that separate children from their parents and it has been institutionalized in the systems that carry out these policies and other harmful practices that police and surveille Black, Native, and Latinx families and communities. Join us on October 20-21, 2020 1-4PM ET for the inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement, where we will bring together organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders to have provocative conversations and strategize innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need. Get more information and register here.
This session will highlight a process for partnering with young mothers with lived experience in foster care in conducting research to inform policy and practice for expectant and parenting youth in foster care. Presenters will discuss new research findings and research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies. Participants will:
- Gain insight into both the risk and protective factors linked to first and repeat childbirth among females emancipating from foster care.
- Hear from young mothers with lived experience in foster care about their participation in the research process, their recommendations and lessons learned.
- Learn about research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies.