The All Children - All Families project's “Caring for LGBTQ Children & Youth” guide for child welfare providers provides information about the care and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning children and youth in out-of-home care.
Unfortunately, we know LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system and often face discrimination and mistreatment in out-of-home care. This guide includes information on terminology and several basic, but key, tips on how to best support and care for LGBTQ children and youth. Also included are resources and helpful websites for more information to competently serve all children and youth in care, including those who may identify as or be perceived as LGBTQ.
Special thanks to the Alameda County Social Services Agency Department of Children and Family Services. This resource has been adapted from Caring for Alameda County LGBTQ Children and Youth, which was prepared by the Alameda County Social Services Agency Department of Children and Family Services’ LGBTQ Workgroup.