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Relationships and Sexuality: How to Support Youth in Foster Care and Adoption.

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VanDyke, Kayla.
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The disproportionate rates of negative outcomes related to sexuality and relationships for youth who have been in foster care are explained, and the following tips are given for facilitating the development of healthy relationship skills in foster youth: give them a safe and structured platform for practice by allowing opportunities for young people to socialize, be knowledgeable and empathetic to some of the ways youth express their trauma, and become an example of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with others. 8 references.

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