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

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Rights of LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 170-G:21

A child who is placed in a foster home or other out-of-home placement pursuant to a juvenile court proceeding shall have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect by department staff, foster parents, residential staff, and providers without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability.

Supports for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Care

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 30, §§ 332-L:1; 332-L:2

'Conversion therapy' means practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender. A person who is licensed to provide professional counseling, including, but not limited to, a nurse, physician assistant, physician, psychologist, clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, or licensed alcohol and drug counselor, shall not engage in conversion therapy with a person under age 18.

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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