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Jimmy shares his experience as a gay youth in the foster care system.



Resources

NRCPFC Webcast: Working with LGBTQ Youth
This webcast focused on working with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system. The presenters identified and explored practice issues, shared resources, and discussed practice skills necessary for workers to competently engage and support LGTBQ youth in the child welfare system utilizing an affirming, strengths-based approach. This free webcast was offered by the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), in partnership with the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Project. Presenters: Gary Mallon, DSW, Director, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, and Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare & Mimi Laver, Director, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Project. (June 2011)

Bullying and the Child Welfare System
This NRCPFC information packet provides information on bullying, including discussion of cyberbullying, as well as statistics on bullying and LGBTQ youth. It explores characteristics of bullies and victims, and explains why bullying is an important and relevant topic in child welfare. It also offers steps to provide help and an array of resources on the subject. By Susan Dougherty (April 2007); Updated by Erica Wolff (March 2011).

For additional resources, visit NRCPFC’s LGBTQ Issues and Child Welfare and Bullying Hot Topic webpages.

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