Protecting the Rights and Providing Appropriate Services to LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Out-of-Home Care - Mississippi

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Rights of LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care

Citation: Code of Rules § 18-006-101

A child or youth in foster care has the right to the following:

  • To fair treatment, whatever their gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, medical problems, or sexual orientation
  • To learn about their sexuality in a safe and supportive environment

Supports for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Care

Citation: Code of Rules § 18-006-101

Youth have the most basic right to receive care and services that are free of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity and gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, and the fact that they are in foster care.

Placement Considerations

This issue is not addressed in the laws and policies reviewed.

Caregiver Qualifications

This issue is not addressed in the laws and policies reviewed.

Definitions

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