CWLA Best practice guidelines: Serving LGBT youth in out-of-home care

Date: 2009
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Wilber S, Ryan C, Marksamer J.
Publisher:  Arlington, VA: CWLA Press

These best practice guidelines provide direction to agencies responsible for the care of LGBT youth in out-of-home care specifically, child welfare and juvenile justice professionals. Based on the Legal Services for Children and the National Center for Lesbian Rights' Model Standards Project, the guidelines address the institutional failure to consider gender orientation or identity, an consideration necessary in order to provide appropriate and equitable care to LGBT youth in state custody.

Populations:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender People
Settings:  Juvenile Justice System, Foster Care