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Basic Facts about Being LGBTQ: A Tool to Support LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

If you work with young people in child welfare systems, you work with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ).

Child welfare professionals and caregivers have the duty to
serve these young people in their care with competence and compassion. Unfounded
myths and stereotypes about LGBTQ people have no place in the child welfare
profession. The fi rst step toward competent care is to understand basic facts about
LGBTQ people and the issues they face.

Click the link below to gain a better understanding of how to work with youth in foster care who identify as LGBTQ. 


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Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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