LGBTQIA+ Children

All Children – All Families: The State of LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Child Welfare – 2023 Report

All Children – All Families and the child welfare leaders participating in the program are driving the field forward to reshape the delivery of services to LGBTQ+ youth and families. Since 2007, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s All Children – All … Read More

Improving Services for Expectant and Parenting Youth in Care

Entering and navigating the child welfare system can be stressful and confusing for young people separated from their families. It can be even more challenging for young people who are parents, are pregnant, or are expecting. Expectant and parenting youth … Read More

Youth Suicide Current Trends and the Path to Prevention

Introduction Adolescence is a critical time in everyone’s development. It is a moment of remarkable opportunity and growth, as teens and young adults learn to make decisions, manage emotions, and create deeper connections with peers and their communities. They also … Read More

It’s Still Happening

A Report on Practitioner s of So-Called Conversion”Therapy”in the U.S. So-called “conversion therapy” a term used to encompass a wide range of efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been condemned by every major medical and … Read More

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Children and Families in Foster Care

In honor of National Kinship Care Month, Administration releases a historic package of regulations to ensure children in the child welfare system thrive The more than 391,000 American children and youth living in foster care deserve to grow up in … Read More

Teens, especially girls, are experiencing more violence, suicidal thoughts and mental health challenges.

Teen girls in the United States experienced record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk in recent years, amid “significant” and “heartbreaking” declines in youth health and well-being overall, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for … Read More

Getting Down To Basics

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

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, … Read More


Trauma-Informed Strategies for Supporting Children and Youth in the Child Welfare System during COVID-19

Children and youth who become involved in the child welfare (CW) system often experience trauma as a result of maltreatment and other adversities while in the CW system, including removal from home and multiple out-of-home placements. Children and youth of … Read More

One Adoptive Mom Chooses Love and Acceptance

This article discusses strategies for parents to use when their foster or adoptive child comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). Recommendations include: expect to deal with LGBTQ issues, accept the declaration as truth, show acceptance, understand … Read More

A Guide for Father Involvement in Systems of Care

A Guide for Father Involvement in Systems of Care Published by the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, this guide focuses on the importance of fathers involvement in systems of care.  It provides information about the importance of … Read More