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On Friday, February 10th, FosterClub co-hosted a roundtable discussion with the Administration for Children and Families on the experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care as well as the importance...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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In memoriam of the Honorable John Lewis and his fight for LGBTQIAS+ equality in child welfare. “ So many children dream of a stable loving family. Many adults want to...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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A Message from the Chair of the Board of Directors As I reflect on Black History Month, 2023, I’m reminded of how far we (Blacks/African Americans) have come. I also...

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In our last “Practice Improvement'' blog we covered how agencies can improve the experience of LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care. This time around, we’re going to build off of that...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care experience higher rates of discrimination in the child welfare system, as opposed to their heterosexual peers, due in part to potential families' unwillingness to foster...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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The Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council defines normalcy as the right of foster youth to regularly engage in extracurricular activities and “critical for establishing well-being for foster youth”. Without...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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First, let’s explore what SOGIE means. SOGIE stands for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression. Sexual Orientation: who a person is attracted to Gender Identity: how a person sees themself...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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This week, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council engaged with newly confirmed Administration of Children, Youth & Families Commissioner Rebecca Jones Gaston and Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner...

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With recent blog posts from #FosterEquality focusing on the discrimination that LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care experience, you may find yourself asking, "How can my agency help improve the experience...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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"Name calling was happening in the group home but nothing was done about it." -- LGBTQ2S+ alumni of care There are no federal policies protecting youth in care from discrimination...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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