Written to youth and young adults to provide an overview of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, coming out, LGBTQ+ and mental health, self-care, mental health services, and rights.
Designed as a full-day facilitation, the curriculum was developed to help foster, kinship, adoptive, and biological families enhance their skills in supporting LGBTQ youth. The curriculum includes nine modules that provide participants with information on the impact and scope of LGBTQ youth in the foster care system and help participants to assess their own values and beliefs.
National Center for Child Welfare Excellence
The Reaching Higher curriculum includes nine modules designed to increase the skills of child welfare staff working with LGBTQ youth, regardless of where (e.g., kinship care, foster care or adoption) they are in the child welfare process.
National Center for Child Welfare Excellence (n.d)