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September 2021Vol. 22, No. 8All Children-All Families Provides Training for Professionals Who Work With LGBTQ Children, Yout

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is offering a training program designed to promote policies and practices among child welfare agencies and practitioners that are inclusive of youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). The program, All Children - All Families, offers two training programs: a training for facilitators designed to increase an agency's internal training capacity and a three-part training series for agency staff. The training for facilitators takes place over 3 days and equips agency staff to deliver five modules that cover the basics of working with LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

The three-part series for agency staff is customizable and offers both foundational and advanced content for child welfare professionals who work directly with children, youth, and families. The training is conducted by an All Children - All Families master trainer and approved for up to 18.5 continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers. Each of the three sessions has a specific focus: 
  • An introduction to LGBTQ competency for child welfare professionals 
  • Best practices for serving LGBTQ families
  • Best practices for serving LGBTQ youth in foster care
Learn more about the trainings, complete a training interest form, learn about free online learning opportunities on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation website.