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Taking Care of Your Changing Body

  • What about Sexual Health? is here to give you the facts about all aspects of sexual health with articles about puberty, sexual development, menstruation and reproductive health, STDs and infections, and birth control.
  • Preventing Unwanted Touch 
    Giving consent is all about communication. Find out here what consent looks like.  CALL the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) if you are in crisis, or chat online at  If you are in immediate danger, call 911.  The National Center for Youth Law can give you more information about sexual consent in California

  • The Healthy Sexual Development Project
    The Healthy Sexual Development Workgroup was formed by the California Department of Social Services in February of 2016 to address concerns regarding youth and non-minor dependents in foster care and their reproductive health. The workgroup was formed with the goal of producing a statewide pregnancy prevention plan for foster youth and non-minor dependents and to create other informational resources regarding healthy sexual development. Learn more by visiting the Healthy Sexual Development Project website

Teen Legal Guide to Sex, Pregnancy and Parenting

The National Center for Youth Law answers legal questions about teen sex, pregnancy and parenting in this online legal guide – including answers specific to being in foster care:

For more information, go to:
the online California Teen Legal Guide to Sex, Pregnancy and Parenting, a project of the National Center for Youth Law. Also check out the Cheat Sheet of Rights for Pregnant and Parenting Youth Under Age 18 in California.

Drug and Alcohol Use

Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs can affect people's lives. Is your life affected?
Find out here:

Coping with an Alcohol Parent

Dealing with Addiction

Binge Drinking

Gambling Addiction

Prescription Drug Abuse

Drugs, Alcohol and Abuse

Need Help Now?


California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
Connecting youth to trained counselors and local services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Your Life Your Voice1-800-448-3000

Crisis Text Line: send text to 741 741 


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Know Your Rights!

If you have questions about your rights or need help with other issues while you are in foster care, contact the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson.

Foster Care Ombudsperson
1-877-846-1602 (toll-free helpline)

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