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April 2014Vol. 15, No. 4Resources to Support LGBTQI2-S Youth, Families

A new toolkit offers a variety of resources for working with children and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and two-spirit, (LGBTQI2-S) and their families. Resources included in the toolkit range from research briefs and reports to practice recommendations and websites and other toolkits and videos. While some resources stem from Federal agencies, a majority are from non-Federal organizations, and all materials are from entities dedicated to improving the treatment, experiences, and outcomes of LGBTQI2-S children and youth.

The table of contents lists documents by title and author without descriptions. An annotated table of contents includes short descriptions of materials provided. Separate lists are included for videos, online resources, posters and signs, and resources intended for use with families and youth.

This toolkit was developed with support from the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch (CAFB), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SubstanceAbuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which in 2008 initiated the National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families. 

Resources to Support Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families is available on the SAMHSA website: