Training Opportunity - Setting the Foundation: LGBTQ competency for child welfare professionals

Setting the Foundation: LGBTQ Competency for Child Welfare Professionals, a critical session in the All Children—All Families training series, equips child welfare professionals with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and their experiences within the child welfare system. Participants will learn key concepts and terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE). Research findings on LGBTQ-headed families—including demographics and outcomes for children raised by LGBTQ parents—and the prevalence and experiences of LGBTQ youth in foster care will be explored. The session concludes by outlining the steps every child welfare professional can take to welcome and affirm LGBTQ youth and parents within the walls of their agencies and beyond.

Learners receive 6.5 training credit hours for completing this learning experience.

This training is offered in locations throughout the state. Visit our website to register for this class or others.



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