Reaching Higher: Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems
Note: The Reaching Higher: Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Child welfare staff working with LGBTQ youth
This curriculum focuses on improving service delivery for LGBTQ youth and their families and aims to increase the competence and enhance the skill of child welfare staff working with LGBTQ youth in all types of out-of-home situations. It consists of eight modules that will provide information on the importance of improving child welfare practice with LGBTQ youth, including the impact and scope of LGBTQ youth in the foster care system; help participants to assess their own values and beliefs to identify strategies for balancing personal views with professional responsibilities; and increase competency in using accurate and culturally appropriate terminology. The modules also guide child welfare workers in assessing, supporting, and affirming young people in the process of “coming out,” provide effective engagement strategies for working with LGBTQ foster youth and families; describe strategies for advocating for LGBTQ youth in their homes, schools, foster care settings, and communities; and help participants identify ways that they can increase their learning and competence in working with LGBTQ youth and families.
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program.
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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Reaching Higher: Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems.
No reference materials are currently available for Reaching Higher: Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2019
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: November 2019
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: November 2019