All Children - All Families: Online Learning Archive

HRC's All Children - All Families regularly provides online learning offerings covering promising practices in serving LGBTQ children, youth and families. To watch the recordings at no cost, click "View Recorded Webinar" and fill out the short form. You will then receive an email with instructions for viewing the webinar.

If you're interested in additional LGBTQ cultural competency training offerings, learn about All Children - All Families Training Program. You can also register for our live webinars, and subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the latest best practice tips for LGBTQ inclusion in your inbox every month!

Core Curriculum

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Parents

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth

Caring for LGBTQ Youth (For Caregivers)

LGBTQ Inclusion Strategies for Agency Leadership

Core Curriculum

Introduction to LGBTQ Cultural Competency

Presented by All Children - All Families | 90 minutes

This webinar covers foundational information related to serving LGBTQ youth and families. Topics include key terminology and concepts, an overview of the barriers faced by LGBTQ youth and families in child welfare, and the steps all service providers can take to overcome these barriers in order to create a welcoming environment.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Parents

Presented by All Children - All Families| 90 Minutes

This webinar provides an in-depth look at role-specific best practices for serving LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents. Topics include facts and myths around LGBTQ parenting, law and policy, LGBTQ parent recruitment, homestudies, and matching/placement.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Presented by All Children - All Families | 90 Minutes

This webinar takes a closer look at the information and resources needed to achieve safety, permanency and well-being for LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care. Topics include research on LGBTQ youth experiences, the rights of LGBTQ youth, finding LGBTQ-affirming placements, and tools for advocacy.

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Serving LGBTQ Parents

LGBTQ Adult Experiences & Perceptions on Foster Care & Adoption: Findings from 2019 Survey

Presented by All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

This webinar presents findings from the HRC Foundation’s 2019 survey, conducted in partnership with Clark University, that asked more than 3,600 LGBTQ adult respondents about their experiences and perceptions related to foster care and adoption. Topics include the perceived and actual barriers experienced by LGBTQ adults pursuing foster care and adoption. Participants will gain insight on ways to improve their recruitment and outreach to this often-untapped community of potential resource parents.

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LGBTQ Parent Recruitment 101

Presented by All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | August 14th, 2018

This webinar offers beginner-level tips for agencies looking to better engage LGBTQ prospective parents. Topics include the essential steps agencies should take to prepare for intentional outreach to the LGBTQ community and proven strategies for starting this work.

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Guiding Principles for Conducting LGBTQ Affirming Homestudies

Presented by All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | October 3rd, 2018

This webinar presents a set of core guiding principles for conducting LGBTQ affirming homestudies and reviews related HRC tools and resources. Examples of homestudy questions specific to LGBTQ individuals and couples as well as the rationale behind these questions are provided.

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Promising Practices with Trans & Non-Binary Parents

Presented by All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | November 15th, 2018

This webinar introduces HRC's resource guide for child welfare professionals on how to welcome, affirm, recruit and best serve transgender and non-binary foster and adoptive parents. Promising practices identified through interviews with agency administrators, legal and policy experts as well as trans and non-binary foster and adoptive parents are shared through case studies. 

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LGBTQ Parent Recruitment 201

Presented by All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | January 23rd, 2019

This webinar shares tips geared toward agencies with an intermediate or advanced level of LGBTQ parent recruitment experience. Topics include evaluating the effectiveness of recruitment efforts, diversifying your pool of prospective LGBTQ parents, and examples of innovative approaches to this work. 

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Navigating Conversations on Religion & The LGBTQ Community

Presented by Lisbeth M Meléndez Rivera, Director of Faith Outreach & Training | 60 minutes | March 27th, 2019

This webinar is designed for professionals looking to increase their knowledge and comfort level related to navigating conversations around religion and LGBTQ identities. Topics include an overview of affirming faith positions on LGBTQ topics, resources for responding to faith-based concerns as agencies welcome LGBTQ-headed families, and guides available for LGBTQ people of faith.

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Serving LGBTQ Youth

Advancing Changes to Promote Well-Being for LGBTQ Youth of Color Impacted by Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

Presented by: The Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA Law dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy | 60 minutes | Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This webinar will present information about LGBTQ youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Presenters will explain how racism and LGBTQ stigma increase risk of system-involvement for these young people. The value of an intersectional approach to understand risk, as well as specific actions that those working within child welfare agencies can take to promote change will be discussed.

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Advocating for LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities: A Guide on Supporting LGBTQ Students with an IEP or 504 Plan

Presented by: National Association of School Psychologists, the world’s largest association of school psychologists | 60 minutes |  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 

This webinar introduces a new resource from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and National Association of School Psychologists, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Education Association and the Raben Group, "Advocating for LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities: A Guide on Supporting LGBTQ Students with an IEP or 504 Plan.”  This webinar will empower professionals looking to better support LGBTQ students who have a disability which requires an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan. Topics include the rights of LGBTQ students with disabilities and how disability status coupled with LGBTQ bias can create unique challenges for these young people in educational institutions.

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Creating an Atmosphere of Affirmation & Love for Trans Youth: Lessons from Former Foster Youth Turned Adoptive Parent 

Presented by: Ashley Rhodes-Courter, MSW, HRC Foundation Parents for Transgender Equality Council member and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Three Little Words.”| 60 minutes | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This webinar is designed for caregivers and professionals looking to increase their knowledge on supporting transgender youth. Participants will hear from former foster youth, Ashley Rhodes-Courter, about her experience adopting a trans youth and the lessons she learned in creating a welcoming and affirming space.

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LGBTQ Youth Today: Key Findings from HRC National Survey

Presented by: Liam Miranda, Senior Research Manager, Public Education & Research | 60 minutes | August 15th, 2018

This webinar covers the key findings from HRC’s groundbreaking 2017 survey of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teens. Findings shed light on the persistent challenges many LGBTQ face going about their daily lives at home, at school and in their communities.

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Supporting Bisexual & Pansexual Youth

Presented by: Robin P. McHaelen, MSW  Executive Director True Colors, Inc | 60 minutes | September 20th, 2018

This webinar takes a closer look at the experiences of young people who identify as bisexual, pansexual as well as other diverse sexual orientations. Drawing from HRC’s 2017 survey findings, topics include the evolving nature of language and tips for creating spaces that truly affirm youth of all sexual orientations.

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Risk Factors & Health Disparities Among Gender-Expansive Youth

Presented by: Alison Gill | 60 minutes | October 18th, 2018

This webinar explores the most recent data from HRC's 2017 survey findings on gender expression among young people. Topics include the link between gender expression and health disparities among gender-expansive youth and what service providers need to know in order to improve outcomes for these young people.

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Supporting Trans & Gender-Expansive Youth

Presented by: Nia Desiré Clark, ACAF Trainer & Child Welfare Consultant | 60 minutes | November 14th, 2018

This webinar provides in-depth information on how to welcome, affirm, and best serve transgender and gender-expansive youth in out-of-home care. Topics include the diversity of identities and experiences among these young people, tips for ensuring you are an affirming presence in their lives, and resources for advocacy.

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Part I - The Facts About HIV Today

Presented by: Tyrell Manning, Engagement Specialist | 60 minutes | December 5th, 2018

This webinar provides an overview of the most recent data on the state of HIV/AIDS, and what child welfare professionals should know while serving young people. Participants will learn about the state of the epidemic, its relevance to child welfare in particular, and which youth are most at risk.

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Part II - The Role of Youth-Serving Professionals in HIV Prevention

Presented by: Leslie Hall, Associate Director of the HBCU Program | 60 minutes | December 6th, 2018

This webinar covers recent data around HIV prevention in particular and the ways youth-serving professionals can reduce risk for young people in their care. Topics include how to connect with local HIV resources, how to debunk common myths about HIV prevention, and how to stay up to date on the latest research and resources for HIV prevention.

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For Caregivers

Caring for LGBTQ Youth: An Introduction for Foster Parents

Presented by: All Children - All Families | 60 minutes | Multiple sessions from August 2018 to February 2019

Foster and adoptive parents are an extremely diverse community of people with one thing in common: the desire to love, nurture and care for children and youth. Many parents may not realize that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in foster care and are at higher risks of rejection and harm while in care. This webinar will first explain key terms and concepts that all foster/adoptive parents need to know in order to better understand LGBTQ youth. Research on the importance of providing affirming homes for these youth, as well as concrete tips for how to be affirming will then be presented.

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For Agency Leadership

Executive Briefing: Proven Leadership Strategies & Innovative Approaches to Include LGBTQ Stakeholders

Presented by: Rhodes Perry, MPA, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

Do you want your agency to do a better job welcoming LGBTQ stakeholders, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Does your agency’s diversity and inclusion vision need updated to include LGBTQ stakeholders? Are you just generally confused about what your leadership team can do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated discussion is especially for you. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically offer proven leadership and innovation approaches that can create a more LGBTQ inclusive organization.

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Part I - Becoming An Employer of Choice for the LGBTQ Community

This webinar is designed for agency leaders working to ensure the diversity of their employees reflects that of the communities they serve by recruiting and retaining LGBTQ employees. Topics include an overview of key policies and benefits for LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, common workplace challenges faced by LGBTQ people and strategies for LGBTQ employee recruitment.

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Part II - The Role of Allies in Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplaces

This webinar presents data from HRC's workplace climate survey and report "The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion" which found that more than half of LGBTQ employees are still not "out" at work today. Topics include common barriers to building LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces, the crucial role ally (non-LGBTQ) employees can play in moving agency environments toward inclusion and the tools needed to do so.

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Policy Strategies for Preventing Conversion Therapy

This webinar is geared toward agency leaders looking to implement policies and practices to prevent young people within their agency’s care from being subjected to so-called “conversion therapy.” Topics include, an overview of the current legal landscape of anti-conversion therapy protections and strategies for advocating for these policies at the organizational, local, state and federal level.

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A Powerful Voice: Child Welfare Experts & LGBTQ Policy Advocacy

This webinar is for agency leaders and policy/political affairs professionals interested in engaging in LGBTQ-related public policy advocacy. Whether it is supporting a ban on conversion therapy, calling for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections, or fighting back against so-called "religious refusal" laws, the voices of child welfare experts are crucial to today's public policy debates. Topics include an overview of key legal areas for advocacy, examples of organization and individual-level advocacy efforts and tips for how to get started

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Strategies for LGBTQ Community Engagement at Pride Festivals

  • Presented by: Human Rights Campaign’s Membership Outreach Team

Every year, Pride celebrations all around the country offer an opportunity to send a clear message of support and affirmation to your local LGBTQ community. This webinar is designed for organizations big and small looking to participate in Prides. HRC’s pride experts will help you find local Pride events, offer tips for maximizing your investment, and cover the essential steps to effectively engaging Pride attendees. We’ll also cover how to determine which events are most valuable for your budget, and strategies for turning the contacts made at Pride into meaningful engagement with your organization.

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