Resources

These tend to be online resources
are for adults working with youth in out-of-home care,
including the Juvenile Justice System, OR with LGBTQ families.

We are not aware of resources specifically for LGBTQQIA youth in care.
If you know of any – online, local, books, etc. – please contact
E.D. Marvin L. Henchbarger at
Kinsey6XX@aol.com. 

ocfslogo_header_100In New York State – on August 7, 2013  OCFS launched
‘Evidence-Based Programs and Practices,’ ‘LGBTQ’ Websites
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/sppd/effective_practices/
Go to the YOUTH top on top of page.

In New York State – on December 30, 2009
Promoting a Safe and Respectful Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Children: In December, 2009, the Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) sent an informational letter (09-OCFS-INF-06) to Commissioners of Social Services and Executive Directors of Voluntary Authorized Agencies regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered & questioning youth in care. Date: December 30, 2009
Click here

New York City Children’s Services launched a new website in support of LGBTQ children, youth, and families in June, 2013.  Click here to  visit site
“The Administration for Children’s Services is proud to unveil our new
LGBTQ website, which offers invaluable resources to LGBTQ children and
youth in our care, and also provides support and guidance for families and practitioners alike,” said ACS Commissioner Ronald E. Richter. “Children’s Services has made it a priority to improve the quality of services for LGBTQ young people and families, and this website offers tangible support on how to take the necessary steps that allow LGBTQ children and youth to thrive in environments where they can succeed.”

Gays & Lesbians as Foster Parents:
Human Rights Campaign Updates
http://www.hrc.org/issues/parenting/foster_parenting/1008.htm

The Anne E. Casey Foundation
www.aecf.org/resources/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-in-the-juvenile-justice-system/

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
You will have to do some searching, but this site has reports and more about
LGBT youth in “the system.”
www.equityproject.org/

2015 Report on LGBTQ Youth in the JJS
campaignforyouthjustice.org/news/blog/item/young-queer-and-locked-up-lgbt-youth-in-the-adult-criminal-justice-system

Child Wellfare League of America
www.cwla.org/

Lambda Legal – info on same sex parents and more. . . but you have to dig
www.lambdalegal.org

Youth Resource
www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource