Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-08-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  TODAY'S BUZZ

Federal Agency to support Lambda Legal/CWLA guidelines for LGBTQ youth in foster care
From a news release
2011-12-15

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


"The Administration on Children, Youth and Families will make the Recommended Practice Guidelines available to every state child welfare agency in the country to help meet the needs of LGBTQ children."

(New York, December 14, 2011) - Today, Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) released "Recommended Practice Guidelines to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings." The guide includes national practice guidelines for state and local child welfare agencies to ensure safe and proper care consistent with the best interests LGBTQ children in the child welfare system.

"The single most important principle contained in the guidelines is that affirming the sexual orientation and gender identity and expression of LGBTQ youth in care protects young peoples' emotional safety and ensures positive outcomes," said Flor Bermudez, Lambda Legal's Youth in Out-of-Home Care Staff Attorney. "We are pleased that ACYF will make the Recommended Practice Guidelines available to every state child welfare agency in the country to help meet the needs of LGBTQ children."

"We know that child welfare agencies across the country welcome resources to improve the well-being of abused and neglected children," said ACYF Commissioner Bryan Samuels. "These guidelines provide practical examples of practices that every child welfare agency can use to better meet the needs of the LGBTQ youth in their care. I would have found this resource incredibly helpful when I was a child welfare agency director."

LGBTQ young people in out-of-home care continue to be overrepresented in foster care and face a crisis of rejection, neglect and discrimination. The guidelines build on previous research and best practice standards developed during the last decade by child welfare, social work and civil rights experts. Lambda Legal and CWLA hope that state child welfare agencies will use them to increase their knowledge of LGBTQ issues, influence their programmatic decisions and priorities, and set higher expectations and performance standards for the services provided to LGBTQ young people in care.

"We have compiled this best practices guide to give easy access to critical information for anyone who has an LGBTQ youth in their care," said Chris James-Brown, CEO at the Child Welfare League of America. "Everyone responsible for LGBTQ youth in child welfare systems, from foster parents to child welfare administrators, can use this resource to provide better care."

The Recommended Practices Guidelines give examples of the best practice in a range of areas, including: policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and HIV status; services that address family rejection; safe placement with foster or adoptive parents; access to appropriate medical and mental health care services for LGBTQ youth and youth at risk of or living with HIV; and best practices in supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. The guidelines also encourage child welfare systems to find ways to collect data to quantify outcomes for LGBTQ youth in care.

The Recommended Practices Guidelines are available here: www.lambdalegal.org/publications/recommended-practice-guidelines


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Hate Crime Summit Wednesday, Oct. 25 2017-08-18
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Trump's Proposed Transgender Military Ban 2017-08-18
Trans advocates discuss military ban 2017-08-16
Hate-crimes summit Oct. 25 2017-08-16
National roundup: Trans-ban responses, NYC beating, History Month Icons 2017-08-15
World news: Australia and marriage, gay journalist, Pakistani bill 2017-08-15
Texas House Adjourns Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill 2017-08-15
Demonstration planned for Federal Building Plaza Tuesday at 5 p.m. 2017-08-15
Houston restroom bill dies again, 50,000+ Texans took action to oppose 2017-08-15
Sixteen trans, gay Central America migrants seek asylum in U.S. 2017-08-14
Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville 2017-08-13
Final arrested SlutWalk protester released on bail 2017-08-13
Driver who plowed into Charlottesville crowd reported to have held Nazi views 2017-08-13
Marchers, police and Zionists collide at SlutWalk 2017-08-12
LGBT groups decry Va. rally violence 2017-08-12
Trans, gay Central American migrants to arrive at US-Mexico border seeking asylum 2017-08-11
HRC Reacts to Trump's Delusional Assessment of Transgender Troop Ban 2017-08-10
133,000 LGBT Indiana workers Lack Statewide Protection from Discrimination 2017-08-10
Report: Trump's Trans Ban Would Cost $960 Mil, 100 Times Cost of Health Care 2017-08-09
Lawsuit filed against Trump ban on transgender military servuce 2017-08-09
ELECTIONS 2018: GOVERNOR Tio Hardiman talks LGBT rights, gun violence 2017-08-09
Federal Bar Assn makes history with LGBT section 2017-08-09
AG Madigan among those urging protection of nursing home residents 2017-08-09
Lambda attorney talks legal climate at 'Raising the Bar' 2017-08-09
Black and Pink hosts gathering of LGBTQ prison abolitionists 2017-08-09
MOVIES Filmmakers discuss documentary about Ferguson uprising 2017-08-09
In legal win EEOC says Walmart discriminated against transgender employee 2017-08-08
Gay man files federal civil rights suit after homophobic attacks, home burned 2017-08-08
LCHJ celebrates Mexico Aug. 17 2017-08-08
Asian Pacific Islanders, LGBTQs stand up for sanctuary city policies 2017-08-07
Rogers Park man attacked while walking dogs 2017-08-06
Lambda Legal: See you in court, President Trump 2017-08-05
NU professor surrenders to authorities 2017-08-05
NU professor sought in stabbing 2017-08-03
LGBTQ suicide hotline calls from trans youth spike since Trump tweet 2017-08-02
State worker behind disruptive emails to retire 2017-08-02
Transgender man alleges CPD harassment and mistreatment 2017-08-02
Lambda attorney talks legal climate at 'Raising the Bar' 2017-08-01
Lambda suit ends suburban Pittsburgh school district's anti-trans policy 2017-08-01
56 retired Generals, Admirals: Implementing Trump's anti-trans tweet would harm readiness 2017-07-31
 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.