There is limited research on the number of LGBTQ youth living in foster care or waiting to be adopted from foster care. But, Human Rights Campaign points out that the research that is available has consistently shown that “LGBTQ youth are over represented among the foster care population.” These at-risk youth face bias and discrimination within their daily lives and the foster care system. All LGBTQ youth need care, support and love from their friends, school, community and family. If these youth are in the foster care system, they need foster parents and/or adoptive parents who will welcome them into their homes for who they are and support them as they grow.
Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children is a groundbreaking resource that explains how families and healthcare professionals are helping transgender children thrive.
This paper highlights the unique mental/behavioral health needs of LGBTQ communities and outlines a culturally competent plan to improve behavioral health including community-defined solutions and recommendations.
This Action Plan seeks to advance social, health, and racial equity by following a three-part strategy of normalizing conversations about equity, organizing government to achieve equity, and operationalizing practices and policies to promote equity.
This toolkit provides overview on culturally responsiveness, CLAS standards, providing appropriate cultural and linguistic services according to CLAS standards, principles of community engagement, recommendations from cultural sample groups, policy and practice recommendations, accessing and providing resources, and support for staff and evaluation guides and templates.