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Many youth who identify as LGBTQ in out-of-home care do not feel safe. Youth in foster care know they can be moved to a new placement at any moment, which makes coming out a dangerous option, even in a safe home.
This is just one example of the many ways in which foster care is more difficult and dangerous for youth who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum.
Our workshops are built to teach foster parents, social workers, religious leaders, educators, and other care providers how to create a safe space for youth in foster care who identify as LGBTQ. I
Our curriculum was developed by experts in the field and are available to anyone. It is not necessary that you be an out-of-home provider or caregiver to attend our trainings.
We have webinars and live workshops. Click below or check out our LGBTQ page for more options to join these workshops.
LGBTQ Cultural Competency Workshop
Teaching is hard work. As a Coalition of teachers, social workers, mental health providers, foster parents, foster alumni, and advocates, we understand how many hours teachers put forth to best meet the needs of their students.
Unfortunately, the needs of foster children are underrepresented in classroom curricula. We are building a workshop to help teachers more clearly understand the unique needs and difficulties children in out-of-home care face within the classroom.
We will share tips and skills for behavioral management, curriculum development, cultural sensitivity, and more.
Live workshops will be released August of 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, with online webinars to follow soon after. Click below to join our email list and receive notifications of new trainings.