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Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care

Lambda Legal and The Child Welfare League of America have created a comprehensive toolkit that allows biological family, caregivers, and professionals to learn information about what LGBTQ  means and how you can support a youth in foster care who identify as such.

Topics include: 

  • 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
  • What the Experts Say: Position & Policy Statements on LGBTQ Issues from Leading Professional Associations
  • LGBTQ Youth Resources
  • Teaching LGBTQ Competence in Schools of Social Work
  • Combating Misguided Efforts to Ban Lesbian & Gay Adults as Foster & Adoptive Parents
  • LGBTQ Youth Risk Data

View the resource by clicking on the link below. 


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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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