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

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Rights of LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care

Citation: HHS-CFSD Policy of Rights of Youth in Foster Care

In policy: A youth in foster care has the right to the following:

  • The freedom to identify and dress based on their individual identity and beliefs
  • Freedom from harassment or abuse based on the actual or perceived sexual orientation and the ability to be open about their sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression and to be identified by their chosen name and pronouns
  • The ability to wear clothing consistent with their gender identity

Supports for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Care

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

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

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