This academic journal article discusses working with LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home care. It outlines five core premises to guide youth development. It also models how to create an environment where youth can meet their personal and social needs and develop competencies.
This online journal publishes empirical knowledge and conceptual information about sexual minorities and their social environment. It has innovative ideas and resources for the design, evaluation, and delivery for social services for these populations at all stages of life. All articles in this journal have undergone anonymous, double-blind peer review.
This journal article discusses achieving permanence for youth in out-of-home care and meeting the needs of LGBTQ youth. It offers models of permanence and practices to facilitate permanence with queer youth and their families. It also provides resources for people unable to return home, as well as resources about cultural issues that affect permanency.
This is a report that discusses discrimination against LGBTQ+ foster and adoptive parents. It explains how religious exemptions allow agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents. In turn, that reduces the number of families available to adopt, overburdens the child welfare system, and hurts the best interests of children.
This organization empowers LGBTQ+ API members and is a federation of small, volunteer-run groups across the country. They provide capacity building, advocacy, convenings, and representation pledges. They also have social media accounts to connect with their community (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and are based in New York.
This organization offers a safe space where API LGBTQ+ youth (ages 16-25) can unite to find support and make friends. They have drop-in centers, peer events, resources, and animal-assisted therapy. They collaborate with programs and organizations with similar objectives — school and university resource centers, health centers, and local businesses.