LGBTQ Youth and MA DCF
LGBTQ Youth and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Fact Sheet, from GLAD and Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
A Guide to Working with LGBTQ Youth and Families, from the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families.
An Introduction to LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care, from the Vermont Juvenile Court Improvement Program (CIP).
Best Practices for Respectful, Affirming, and Culturally Competent Care
2021 Annual Recommendations, from the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.
Guide to Anti Racist Policy Making, from the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care, from the Child Welfare League of America.
Recommended Practices To Promote the Safety and Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings, from the Child Welfare League of America.
Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster and Adoptive Parents, from the Human Rights Campaign.
Training Curriculum for Child Welfare Services with LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care, from the National Association of Social Workers.
Information for Staff, Providers, and Families
Caring for LGBTQ Children and Youth: A Guide for Child Welfare Providers, from the Human Rights Campaign.
Additional LGBTQ Resources for Child Welfare Professionals, from the Human Rights Campaign.
Tips for Parents and Guardians of Transgender Youth, from Fenway Health and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.
Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: A Guide for Lawyers and Judges, from the American Bar Association
Study: The Overrepresentation of LGBTQ Youth Within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population, from the Journal on Gender, Social Policy, and the Law.
Family Acceptance Project Resources, from The Family Acceptance Project.
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