About the Institute


To reduce the rate of pregnancy among youth in foster care, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the American Public Human Services Association and the John Burton Foundation, with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, have partnered to implement the California Foster Youth Pregnancy Prevention Institute.

The Institute combines learning from experts, peer-to-peer support, and technical assistance to help teams of child welfare professionals from six California counties incorporate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention practices into their core programs for foster youth. The project’s ultimate goal is for evidence-based practices that are customized for foster youth to become value-added components of day-to-day practice in child welfare agencies in California.

The six counties that have been selected to participate in the Institute are Butte, Los Angeles, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo. For more information, read the Institute Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.

The project is made possible through generous funding from the Conrad L. Hilton Foundation, the California Wellness Foundation and the individual donors to the John Burton Foundation.