Resources for Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth

Resources for Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of
LGBTQ Youth

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Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) are overrepresented in foster care. These youth may experience discrimination and other negative outcomes while in care. This June, let the theme for this year’s LGBTQ Pride Month, “Solidarity Through Pride,” help guide attention to the LGBTQ youth and young people involved with the foster care system. Parents, resource families, and child welfare professionals can help protect this vulnerable population by providing support and acceptance.

There are many resources available that provide advice, guidance, and valuable information about mental and behavioral health, education, working with LGBTQ youth and families, and the particular risks these youth and families face. Check out the following resources for information and ideas on how to support LGBTQ youth:

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