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Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
(PDF - 396 KB)
This factsheet was written for foster parents to help them learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks. The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming home for all youth in their care and to promote youths' health and well-being in the community. Also included are links to many resources for more information and support.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
About LGBTQ Youth
LGBTQ Youth and the Child Welfare System
Creating a Welcoming Home for Youth
Supporting Your Youth in the Community
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Acknowledgment(s): This factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Jill Rivera Greene.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Supporting your LGBTQ youth: A guide for foster parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Child Welfare Information Gateway.