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

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

Series Title: State Statutes Series

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2023

File Size: 275 kB

Current Through: 2023-01-31

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This publication reviews State laws and policies that are directed toward reducing the negative experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, Two-Spirit, or other gender or sexual identity) youth in care, including addressing a youth's right to be safe and free from discrimination, have access to needed care and services, and be placed in nurturing settings with caregivers who have received appropriate training. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. Territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2023). Protecting the rights and providing appropriate services to LGBTQIA2S+ youth in out-of-home care. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/LGBTyouth/

This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

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