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Creating Nurturing and Affirming Homes for Exceptional Youth

05/27/2017 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

San Diego County Foster Parent Assoc.

Type of Class

LGBTQ+ youth enter the foster care system for many of the same reasons as non-LGBTQ+ youth in care, such as abuse, neglect, and parental substance abuse. Many LGBTQ+ youth have the added layer of trauma that comes with being rejected or mistreated because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

In this training, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the experiences, the unique risks they face and needs of LGBTQ+ youth in care.  The good news is that these risks can be mitigated by foster and adoptive families who are willing to nurture and protect the health, safety, and well-being of these young people.

Attendees will discover specific actions to create a welcoming home for all youth in care and to promote youth’s health and well-being in the community as well as LGBTQ+ resources in the community.

Instructor: Charisma De Los Reyes, CWS Social Worker



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