LGBTQIA+

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

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

Sexual- and Gender-Minority Families: A 2010 to 2020 Decade in Review

This article reviews research on sexual and gender minority (SGM) families, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, and other (LGBTQAI+) families, in the past decade (2010–2020). The article details the three primary subareas that make up the majority … Read More

Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth and Youth at Risk or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings

Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and a coalition of … 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

Designing a Measure: Measuring Social Workers’ Attitudes toward LGBT Youth in Child Welfare

Designing a Measure: Measuring Social Workers’ Attitudes toward LGBT Youth in Child Welfare. Bell, Christi E. Salcedo, Raul A. 2014 http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/etd/85/

OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG)

This online resource of evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs, has added three new literature reviews. MPG literature reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on more than 40 juvenile justice topics and programs. … Read More

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Creating LGBTQ Affirming Agencies Video and Guide The Creating LGBTQ Affirming Agencies video and guide builds State and territorial capacity to create culturally inclusive environments within child welfare agencies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Creating a culturally inclusive … Read More

Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families

Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families As the culture and laws related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals have become more inclusive in recent years, an increasing number of LGBTQ … Read More