Getting Down to Basics: Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care

Getting Down To Basics

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people are in America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems in disproportionate numbers. Like all young people in care, they have the right to be safe and protected. All too often, however, they are misunderstood and mistreated, leading to an increased risk of negative outcomes. This tool kit offers practical tips and information to ensure that
LGBTQ young people in care receive the support and services they deserve. Developed in partnership by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Lambda Legal, the tool kit gives guidance on an array of issues affecting LGBTQ youth and the adults and organizations who provide them with out-of-home care.

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Basic Facts About Being LGBTQ
Information for LGBTQ Youth in Care
Families Supporting an LGBTQ Child
Caseworkers with LGBTQ Clients
Foster Parents Caring for LGBTQ Youth
Congregate Care Providers Working with LGBTQ Youth
Attorneys, Guardians ad Litem & Advocates Representing LGBTQ Youth
Working with Transgender Youth
Keeping LGBTQ Youth Safe in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Placements
Working with Homeless LGBTQ Youth
Faith-Based Providers Working with LGBTQ Youth
Basic LGBTQ Policies, Training & Services for Child Welfare Agencies
Recommendations for Training & Education on LGBTQ Issues
Position & Policy Statements on LGBTQ Issues
LGBTQ Youth Resources
Teaching LGBTQ Competence in Schools of Social Work
Combating Misguided Efforts to Ban Lesbian & Gay Adults
LGBTQ Youth Risk Data
Selected Bibliography

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