LGBTQ foster youth
Segregation of LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBTQ+ youth deserve the same affirming care that straight youth receive. I should have been made to feel safe too, writes Shane Read.
A New Memoir Shares Lessons of a Boy Raised Homeless and in Foster Care
California Governor to Decide on Family Reunification Bills, and More
Bills on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk aim to prevent foster care removals due to poverty, better protect LGBTQ youth and reduce racial disparities.
Texas Legislature Digs Into Problems at Child Protective Agency
The Texas Legislature is ramping up its oversight of the state’s child welfare agency amid ongoing revelations of children harmed in government care and repeated condemnations from the federal courts.
Foster Parents Need to be Trained to be Loving and Welcoming to Youth of All Genders and Sexualities
Foster parents need to be trained to welcome youth of all genders and sexualities, says Youth Voice writer Jessica Castillo.
Should Churches Be Involved With the Department of Child and Family Services?
There are pros and cons of child welfare systems partnering with churches, but if done right, it can be effective, writes Jessica Castillo.
Biden Blasts Texas Leaders’ ‘Cynical and Dangerous’ Targeting of Transgender Youth and Their Parents
Threatened with Investigations and Foster Care, Texas Parents and Advocates Fight for Transgender Youth
In Texas, an employee with the state child welfare agency is among the first parents to be investigated for accessing gender-affirming medical care for her child after an order from Gov. Greg Abbott.