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LGBTQ youth in foster care : empowering approaches for an inclusive system of care

Author: Adam McCormick
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. The author examines the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care and challenges to obtaining permanency to aging out or leaving care. Included throughout the book are stories from LGBTQ youth that address personal issues such as abuse, bullying and harassment, and double standards. Filled with resources to foster  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam McCormick
ISBN: 9781138859531 1138859532 9781138859517 1138859516
OCLC Number: 1032291259
Description: vi, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: LGBTQ youth in care : overlooked and underestimated --
Pathways into foster care for LGBTQ youth --
Experiences in care for LGBTQ youth --
Permanency challenges for LGBTQ youth --
Foster family acceptance --
Trauma informed care and LGBTQ youth in care --
Recommendations for practice --
Article reviews --
Sexual and gender minority disproportionality and disparities in child welfare : a population-based study / Bianca D.M. Wilson & Angeliki A. Kastanis --
Functional outcomes among sexual minority youth emancipating from the child welfare system / Svetlana Spiegel & Cassandra Simmel --
Foster family acceptance : understanding the role of foster family acceptance in the lives of LGBTQ foster youth / Adam McCormick, Kathryn Schmidt, & Samuel Terrazas --
References.
Other Titles: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer youth in foster care
Responsibility: [edited by] Adam McCormick.

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Explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. The author examines the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care and challenges to obtaining permanency to aging out or leaving care. Included throughout the book are stories from LGBTQ youth that address personal issues such as abuse, bullying and harassment, and double standards. Filled with resources to foster resilience and empower youth, this book is ideal for professionals who are hoping to create a more inclusive and affirming system of care for LGBTQ youth.

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"Adam McCormick has written a groundbreaking book on a population in child welfare that has been overlooked for far too long: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the foster Read more...

 
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