The LGBTQ2S QIC has created a video bank containing videos that might be helpful for capacity building, working with LGBTQ2S children and youth, and working with resource families. Please visit our video bank and subscribe for updates on new and added videos.
A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
This guide offers group care facilities information and tools to provide transgender and gender non-conforming youth with appropriate and informed care. It describes laws requiring facilities to protect these youth from harassment and abuse and to provide them with appropriate medical care. This publication assists staff in understanding the experiences and concerns of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and responding to these youths’ safety, programmatic, and health care needs.
National Center for Lesbian Rights and Sylvia Rivera Law Project (2011)
A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide
Affirming and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth in Child Welfare
All Children-All Families: Training Curriculum
As part of the broader All Children-All Families initiative, the curriculum is intended to provide expert LGBTQ competency support that can be customized based on the needs of the organization. The curriculum includes 1) An Introduction to LGBTQ Competency for Child Welfare Professionals, 2) Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Families, and 3) Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care. The training is supported through a fee-for-service with an average cost approximately $1,500 per trainer per day.
Human Rights Campaign
Be True and Be You: A Basic Guide for LGBTQ+ Youth
Being Two Spirit: A Brief Explainer
Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students
This toolkit is designed to assist transgender, gender non-conforming, questioning, and ally students to make school a safer place. Resources include how to advocate for change as well as an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.
Lambda Legal & National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Breaking the Silence: LGBTQ Youth Tell Their Stories, A Tool for Training Care Providers on Working Effectively with LGBTQ Youth
The Breaking the Silence DVD and Resource CD is designed to give presenters and trainers tools that can help educate providers on making foster care safe, supportive, and welcoming and affirming for LGBTQ youth.This resource combines an education videos and training tools.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) (n.d)
Caring for LGBTQ Children & Youth: A Guide for Child Welfare Providers
This booklet was developed to provide information about the care and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning children and youth. Unfortunately, we know LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system and often face discrimination and mistreatment in out-of-home care. This guide includes information on terminology and several basic, but key, tips on how to best support and care for LGBTQ children and youth.
Human Rights Campaign (n.d)
Comprehensive Services Model
With the Comprehensive Services Model, LGBTQ-affirming drop-in centers serve as a one-stop shop. Using a strengths-based case management model, youth at the drop-in center have access to a comprehensive array of LGBTQ-affirming services within the center. Some of the service providers available include Medicaid enrollment specialists, physicians, and attorneys. Staff and peers offer group skills training throughout the day.
Ferguson & Maccio, 2012
Critical Issues and LGBT-Two Spirit Populations: Highlights from the HONOR Project Study
A health survey of Two-Spirit Native Americans designed to (a) test a theoretically driven stress and coping model among 447 twospirit American Indians via a structured survey; (b) design and test the feasibility of various peer-driven sampling recruitment methodologies to produce a national representative sample; and (c) conduct a qualitative study with 65 leaders to identify major strengths and coping strategies in this population.
Report by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington, 2010.
CWLA Best Practice Guidelines: Serving LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care
This easy-to-use resource contains the first-ever set of comprehensive professional guidelines for how child welfare and juvenile justice professionals can best serve LGBT youth in state care. The Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out of Home Care developed out of recommendations from the Model Standards Project, a collaboration between Legal Services for Children and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Child Welfare League of America (2006)