Advocating For Reasonable Efforts For LGBTQIA+ Youth In Foster Care

Attorneys representing children and youth in foster care cases have an affirmative duty to advance equity for their clients. This responsibility is particularly important when providing legal representation to LGBTQIA+ youth, who experience disproportionate and disparate child welfare outcomes. NACC … Read More

Supporting Diverse Family Structures Through Social Safety Net Programs

Families do not exist in isolation but are instead deeply connected to the socioeconomic and policy environments in which they live. Changing economic conditions play a key role in how families live and form. For example, research has shown that economic stressors, … Read More

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

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

White House Announces Slate of Actions on Child Welfare

The Biden administration announced a mix of final and proposed rules on child welfare policy today that cover the placement of foster youth with relatives, legal representation for parents and children involved with the system, and the placement of LGBTQI+ … Read More

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Involved With Child Welfare Through FFPSA

Children and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or gender expansive, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) experience both disproportionate involvement with child welfare and, once involved, disparate outcomes, including more placement instability and longer stays … Read More

The Mental Health and Well-Being of Multiracial LGBTQ Youth

Trevor Project 2022 Multiracial youth are the fastest-growing demographic in the United States (Jones et al., 2021);however, minimal research specifically explores multiracial youth’s mental health and well-being.Even less research explores the intersection of multiracial and LGBTQ identities, particularlyamong youth. The … Read More

Chosen Affirming Family Finding

This factsheet describes Chosen Affirming Family Finding, an intervention for working with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other diverse identity and involved with the child welfare system to expand their family network, including chosen family. … Read More

Youth Acceptance Project

United States. Children’s Bureau. Family Builders (Organization) National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit Children and Youth in Foster Care. University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. … Read More

Homelessness and Housing Instability Among LGBTQ Youth

Trevor Project. 2022 Executive SummaryLGBTQ youth are overrepresented among young people experiencing homelessness andhousing instability in the United States. This elevated risk of homelessness and housinginstability has detrimental effects on LGBTQ youths’ mental health. This report uses datafrom the 2021 … Read More