• February 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 2

Spotlight on LGBTQ Youth

It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of the children and youth in foster care identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). It is likely that this population is much higher, and these youth face unique challenges and have specific needs. This month's CBX looks at an initiative by the Center for the Study of Social Policy on the challenges affecting LGBTQ youth in child welfare settings, a guide to help child welfare professionals better care for LGBTQ youth in foster care, and more.

  • CSSP's Get R.E.A.L. Initiative
    Studies show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth involved in the child welfare system generally have poorer outcomes than their peers. These youth often come...
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  • Stories From LGBTQ Youth in Care
    Represent magazine utilizes youth-written stories to provide information and encouragement to youth in foster care and offer professionals insight into the related challenges this population...
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  • Caring for LGBTQ Children
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care are not only disproportionately represented in care, they often face discrimination and abuse while in care. As...
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  • T&TA Network Resources on LGBTQ Issues
    Children and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) often face unique challenges as they grow into adulthood. This can particularly be the case for...
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