Best Practices and Model Programs: Unaccompanied Youth
Information by Topic: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Sample Forms and Materials: Unaccompanied Youth
LGBTQI2-S Homeless Youth
(Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, or Two-Spirited)
All Our Children: Strategies to Prevent Homelessness, Strengthen Services and Build Support for LGBTQ Youth
This report from the The New York City Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth examines the complex needs of LGBTQ youth and promotes a coordinated agenda in meeting these needs. The report suggests recommendations and strategies with actionable steps to promote best practices, foster a culture of respect and acceptance, and address the underlying causes of homelessness among LGBTQ youth.Homelessness Resource Center: LGBTQ Resources
This webpage, part of SAMHSA's Homelessness Resource Center provides various informational resources on working with LBGTQ homeless youth.Incidence and Vulnerability of LGBTQ Homeless Youth
This brief from the National Alliance to End Homelessness reviews research concerning LGBTQ homeless youth and offers suggestions for interventions with positive outcomes for homeless adolescents and young adults.Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness
This report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force discusses the reasons why so many LGBT youth are homeless and the risks they face in shelters and on the street. Web visitors can download the audio press conference, the executive summary, the full publication, or fact sheets on LGBT youth from various cities and states across the country.LGBTQ Issues and Child Welfare
This webpage from the National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning contains varied resources on working with LGBTQ youth in state care, whether as part of the foster care system of the juvenile justice system.Providing Services and Supports for Youth Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit
This practice brief from the National Center for Cultural Competence is for policymakers, administrators, and providers seeking to learn more about youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and how to develop culturally and linguistically competent programs and services to meet their needs.Quick Tips: Working with LGBTQI2-S Youth Who Are Homeless
This fact sheet from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Homelessness Resource Center provides tips and resources on what service providers and service provider agencies can do to help LGBTQI2-S youth feel welcome and safe.Safe Schools Coalition: Homeless or in Foster Care
This webpage from the Safe Schools Coalition provides various informational resources and practical tools for serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness or in out-of-home care.Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care
This guide from the Child Welfare League of America contains the first-ever set of comprehensive recommendations about how child welfare and juvenile justice professionals can best serve and work with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) youth in state care.Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People
This guide from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and the National Coalition for the Homeless discusses the barriers faced by transgender persons in accessing shelter and makes recommendations for how to eliminate these barriers. The guide includes a section dedicated to transgender youth issues.Who are LGBTQI2-S Homeless Youth?
This fact sheet from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Homelessness Resource Center provides basic information about LGBTQI2-S youth experiencing homelessness.
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