Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

This PowerPoint presentation by Tracy Serdjenian, LMSW, Director of Information Services, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), provides foundational knowledge about LGBTQ
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth, as well as
strategies for working with LGBTQ youth in foster care and their birth families
and foster families. The section on foundational knowledge addresses the
importance of competence in working with LGBTQ youth, affirming language,
experiences of LGBTQ youth, and coming out. The second section provides
information on LGBTQ youth in foster care, approaches to working with birth
families of LGBTQ youth, tips for child welfare professionals, and tips for
foster parents. It was presented at the Wisconsin Annual Statewide Foster Care
Coordinators Conference. (September 2013)

 http://www.nrcpfc.org/WI_LGBTQ.pdf