As a youth who may have experienced many infringements on their safety and well being, sometimes it can be difficult to understand if a certain scenario or situation is safe or in their best interests. While all teens struggle to define their sexuality and what romantic relationships will look like for them, foster youth can be especially susceptible to compromising circumstances. Many youth run the risk of gravitating towards relationships that resemble too closely the lives they escaped by entering into foster care in the first place. Others battle to cope with trauma in a healthy or meaningful way despite all they've overcome. If you are a youth questioning the boundaries you'd like to set in your relationship, or a care giver/social worker looking to initiate the conversation around identifying healthy vs. dangerous relationships with a youth, please consider the following links.
Providing relationship education for youth in care: http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3879
Teaching healthy relationships to youth in foster care: http://wymancenter.org/child-trends-teaching-healthy-relationships-to-yo