New Training on Adapting Family Finding and Engagement Practices for LGBTQ+ Youth

new online training from the National SOGIE Center provides information on supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other gender or sexual identity) during family finding and engagement processes. The free, 45-minute training provides information on supporting these young people and helping the adults in their lives understand and support them as well.

Having a solid support network and lifelong connections is essential for all youth and young adults, especially those in and aging out of foster care. Young people in care who identify as LGBTQ+ may need additional support forging new connections and nurturing existing relationships due to unique stressors, such as disclosing their LGBTQ+ identity. In addition, the adults in their lives may need guidance on how to best support and affirm these young people.


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