Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Foster youth are particularly at risk for pregnancy and are 2.5 times more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than their peers that are not in the child welfare system (Comlossy, 2013).

Researchers have gathered that parents and children are commonly apprehensive when it comes to discussing sexual health and reproduction. Limited research has been conducted regarding the roles of caregivers as advocates for youth and caregivers’ perceptions of how to carry out this role as an educator.

This study aims to further investigate caregivers’ beliefs of their self-efficacy levels in assisting youth with their sexual health and reproduction.

Keywords

Sexual Health; Health Education; Foster Youth

Disciplines

Community Health | Medicine and Health Sciences

Language

English


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