A complete guide to supporting youth in care who identify as LGBTQ.
This is true for all young adults, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) young adults. Child welfare professionals have the same goal for all young adults: providing the best care and education possible for as long as it is needed.
This resource gives you the tools and support to make the best of your experience in the child welfare system; explains your rights, not only as a young adult but also as a LGBTQ individual; explains what you can expect from the child welfare professionals you meet; helps you determine if child welfare professionals are meeting your needs and respecting you; and helps you protect your rights by explaining who you can turn to if your rights are violated and what steps to take.
In this resource, you will find:
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