Brave Conversations Campaign

We know the challenges posed by helping youth in foster care navigate relationships and sexuality. Our new multimedia campaign builds off of our Brave Conversations training to provide foster caregivers with tips and resources covering 5 critical topics:

  • Helping find trustworthy information
  • Setting rules and expectations
  • Starting conversations about healthy relationships
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Navigating tough discussions

These topics can be hard to tackle, but we’re here to help. Check out our fact sheets and guides below!

Helping find trustworthy information

Teens may ask questions that you don’t always know the answer to. With our new campaign, we’re helping connect you to the resources you need to be a trusted source of support.

Our new comprehensive resource list covers everything from technology and relationships to trauma and sexuality.
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Setting rules and expectations

Setting rules and boundaries with the youth you’re caring for is never easy. But when you model open and respectful communication, you find common ground with teens and earn their trust.

Our new resource walks you through how to be transparent and listen to your teen’s perspective when discussing expectations and boundaries. 
Download the resource!

Starting conversations about healthy relationships

It can be hard to know how to start open conversations about dating and consent with the teens in your care. TV shows, movies, and music can be the perfect way to launch ongoing discussions.

Check out our tip sheet for strategies on sparking conversations about healthy relationships and consent.
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Creating a welcoming environment

Even when you don’t understand your teens, they still need you to support them as they figure out who they are. Help the teens in your care explore their identities by creating a welcoming and affirming environment for them.

Get ideas on building a safe and supportive environment for your teen to explore their sexual and gender identities.
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Navigating difficult conversations

All of the topics we’ve covered above can bring up tricky discussions. Even when you believe the teens in your care are making mistakes, you can support them and talk things through with them without judgment.

Find tips on handling difficult conversations in our new resource.
Download the resource!