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NCYL NEWS – April 2016
Vol 1. No. 4

In this issue NCYL calls attention to unintended pregnancy in foster youth and their access to reproductive and sexual health care services and education; California legislation addressing the overmedication of psychotropics for foster youth advances; and NCYL intern DeAngelo Cortijo gives the keynote address at a national symposium on dual status youth.

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Foster Youth Reproductive Justice

April 30, 2016
In May, we celebrate both National Foster Care Month as well as National Teen Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Month. This makes May the perfect time to call attention again to unintended pregnancy in foster youth and access to reproductive and sexual health care services and education.…

Highlights of Our Work – April 2016

April 30, 2016
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK
NCYL Intern Keynotes Conference on Dual Status Youth
NCYL Intern DeAngelo Cortijo gave the keynote address providing a youth perspective to the first national gathering on dual status youth, April 4-5 in Boston. The RFK Children’s Action Corps sponsored The Dual

California Psych Meds Legislation Advances

April 30, 2016
Our 2016 California legislative package is moving through the State Legislature.
  • SB 1291: NCYL sponsored legislation that will improve the ability of the State and counties to oversee mental health services for foster children and youth, and to track outcomes related to those services.  In