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LGBTQ

Youth Services Insider

5/6/2024

Designated Placements In, Conversation Therapy Out: Biden’s Rule for LGBTQ+ Foster Youth

A basic explanation of what's in the Biden administration's new rule on designated placements for LGBTQ youth in foster care.

1/17/2024

What We Know About LGBTQ+ Children & Youth in Foster Care

Professor Gerald Mallon writes about the history of discrimination and barriers faced by LGBTQ youth in foster care

Youth Services Insider

9/27/2023

White House Announces Slate of Actions on Child Welfare

The Biden administration announced a mix of final and proposed rules on child welfare policy today that cover the placement of foster youth with relatives, legal representation for parents and children involved with the system, and the placement of LGBTQ youth in foster care. 

Am I Really Accepted?

10/4/2022

Am I Really Accepted?

If my foster parent was trained to understand LGBTQ+ foster youth, it would have been a different experience for me, writes Alex Lopes.

Healing Provided on a Texas Ranch for Men and Boys Who Have Survived Sex Trafficking

9/21/2022

Healing Provided on a Texas Ranch for Men and Boys Who Have Survived Sex Trafficking

In Texas, a novel residential program provides young men who have survived sex trafficking with health care, legal help and animal therapy.

Youth Services Insider
Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth

6/27/2022

Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth

In an executive order issued this month, President Joe Biden detailed his plan to advance equality for LGBTQ youth and adults.

    Because of My Circumstances I Have Succeeded

    3/29/2022

    Because of My Circumstances, I Have Succeeded

    Because my mother was abusive after learning I had a girlfriend, I was placed with a supportive foster family and can be true to myself, writes Mariah Salevao.

    3/9/2022

    Don’t Let Foster Care Contracts Open a Back Door to Discrimination

    States should draft their child welfare contracts to prevent a back-door entrance for taxpayer-funded discrimination, writes Daniele Gerard.

    Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

    2/2/2022

    Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

    Michigan will again contract with foster agencies that don't work with LGBTQ couples due to a Supreme Court decision, but the state reiterated its support of these families.