This guide offers group care facilities information and tools to provide transgender and gender non-conforming youth with appropriate and informed care. It describes laws requiring facilities to protect these youth from harassment and abuse and to provide them with appropriate medical care. This publication assists staff in understanding the experiences and concerns of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and responding to these youths’ safety, programmatic, and health care needs.
Provided by the Human Rights Campaign, this is a list of resources for Child Welfare Professionals who are working with LGBTQ children, youth, and families.
Each of the 21 new guidelines provide an update of the psychological literature supporting them, include a section on "Rationale" and "Application," and expand upon the original guidelines to provide assistance to psychologists in areas such as religion and spirituality, the differentiation of gender identity and sexual orientation, socioeconomic and workplace issues, and the use and dissemination of research on LGB issues. The guidelines are intended to inform the practice of psychologists and to provide information for the education and training of psychologists regarding LGB issues.
These guidelines from the American Psychological Association come from the December 2015 edition of American Psychologist.
While many sexual minority youth cope with the transition from childhood to adulthood successfully and become healthy and productive adults, others struggle as a result of challenges such as stigma, discrimination, family disapproval, social rejection, and violence. Sexual minority youth are also at increased risk for certain negative health outcomes.
This brief reviews two methods for providers to collect sexual orientation and gender identity from parents.
This model anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy is for child welfare and juvenile justice agencies who wish to adopt a policy that would prohibit all forms of harassment, create a safe environment for all youth and service providers, and ensure that all youth have equal access to all available services, placement, care, treatment, and benefits provided by the agency.
Children and adolescents who are growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender nonconforming, or gender discordant experience unique developmental challenges. They are at risk for certain mental health problems, many of which are significantly correlated with stigma and prejudice. Mental health professionals have an important role to play in fostering healthy development in this population.
These definitions of five different evaluation types were adapted from the National Implementation Research Network.
The National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) Children and Youth in Foster Care has created this glossary as a resource for the QIC-LGBTQ2S Local Implementation Sites (LIS), partners, and consultants.
This tip sheet discusses talking to, and working with, LGBT-headed families.
Provides links to knowledge- and skill-building resources; including articles, videos, tools, training curricula, tip sheets, information briefs, websites, and other products, to help state and territorial child welfare agencies meet the needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.
This tip sheet that focuses on ways a supervisors can support staff working with LGBT clients and/or families.
This webinar is from the National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of the Fenway Institute.
This resource provides general information for service providers, educators, allies, and community members who seek to support the health and well-being of children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and their families. This guide will help to promote full and affirming inclusion of diverse LGBTQI2-S youth and families in all aspects of systems of care.
The purpose of this literature review is to provide applicants with relevant background information on the needs of children and youth with diverse SOGIE and the programs, practices, guidelines, and tool kits that could guide the design of the applicant's intervention.