Achieving Permanency for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care
Tools for Child Welfare Professionals
These resources were collected for a session on achieving permanency and building affirming family networks for LGBTQ+ youth in foster care. They are designed to help develop a common language around Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE), identify and engage affirming kin, safely identify youth SOGIE and plan for the data collection protocols involved. Also included are resources to support youth in their journey.