On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Annie E. Casey Foundation will host a webinar that explores ways to better meet the needs of LGBTQ young people in foster care. The session is based on findings and recommendations shared in a study by New York City’s Administration for Children's Services (ACS).
The study, “Experiences and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Youth in Foster Care in New York City,” provides new guidance — stemming from interviews and an analysis of ACS’s administrative data — for the child welfare field.
Webinar participants will learn about:
- The study’s innovative approach that enabled young people to self-identify;
- The prevalence and experiences of LGBTQ young people in foster care and what this information means;
- ACS’s plan for improving outcomes and experiences for these youth in care;
- Perspectives of young people who are LGBTQ; and
- Policy and practice recommendations to better meet the unique needs of LGBTQ youth and their families.
Spurred by a commitment to improve experiences for LGBTQ young people in foster care, ACS commissioned this study, with funding from Casey and the Redlich Horwitz Foundation. Theo Sandfort of Columbia University designed the study, analyzed the data and produced the report, and Westat conducted fieldwork.
The study is slated to publish soon, and webinar registrants will receive a link to the study before the session.
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR
What: Doing Right by LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Study Explores How to Promote Well-Being for Sexual & Gender Diverse Young People
When: 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
- Theo Sandfort, professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Columbia University
- David Hansell, ACS commissioner
- Mia Aub, youth advocate
- Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, vice president of Casey’s Center for Systems Innovation