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Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

This factsheet was written by the Child Welfare Information Gateway for foster parents to help them learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system. 

Foster parents will gain understanding to the unique risks that LGBTQ youth face, and the important role that they can play in reducing those risks.

The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming home for all youth in their care and to promote youths' health and well-being in the community. Also included are links to many resources for more information and support.

Click on the link below to view the PDF of the Factsheet.


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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care 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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