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LGBTQ youth

Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health

8/17/2022

Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health

The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program Gets Grant

6/8/2022

Florida Health Agencies Seek Ban on Gender-affirming Health Care for Children, Medicaid Recipients

Two Florida health agencies last week made cases to bar transgender children and residents using Medicaid from gender-affirming health care.

Collaborative Models Can Better Serve Families

5/18/2022

The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies

When government policies hold a group in disfavor, the child welfare community can do more to speak up for families, writes Paul DiLorenzo.

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

4/21/2022

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.

The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth: A Timeline

3/11/2022

The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth in Texas

As leaders in Texas take actions against LGBTQ youth and their families, The Imprint follows developments.

Plaintiffs and lawmakers want the Biden administration to immediately return to an Obama-era policy of collecting voluntary data on foster youth, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

7/7/2021

Illinois Enhancing Support for LGBTQ Youth

Illinois will beef up services and existing mandatory training for staff members, partner organizations and foster care providers to improve how LGBTQ people are treated within the child welfare system.

    youth homeless shelter

    4/2/2020

    Lack of Shelter Beds in New York Leaves LGBTQ Youth At Risk During Pandemic

    Last week, a 19-year-old with nowhere to stay in a city being ravaged by coronavirus made a desperate phone call to Trinity Place, a 10-bed shelter for LGBTQ youth on the Upper West Side. 

    7/16/2018

    Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

    In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government and the public to track how well the system is meeting its ultimate goal — to place all children into stable and loving homes.

    10/5/2017

    Boys in the Life

    Nola Brantley is a sex trafficking survivor and advocate in California. Even though she primarily works with girls and young women, Brantley is concerned about another hidden demographic of trafficked children: boys and trans youth.