Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system: Perspectives from youth and professionals
Written through a constant exchange between LGBTQIA+ young people, researchers, professionals and foster families, this book offers a valuable tool to improve the practice with LGBTQIA+ youth at a personal, organizational, and policy level.
This book shows the powerful influence of relationships and networks for the LGBTQIA+ young person growing up in child protection and welfare systems. LGBTQIA+ youth need meaningful connections with individuals within their communities in order to be able to heal, learn, and be authentically themselves.
Child welfare professionals have a crucial role in creating these connections and cultivating supportive environments, free of additional trauma, where LGBTQIA+ young people can feel valued and loved.
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Publisher: University of Groningen Press,
Broerstraat 4, 9712 CP Groningen
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The Audre Project Collective (alphabetical order): Mijntje ten Brummelaar,Rodrigo González Álvarez, Emi Howard, Mónica López López, Gary Mallon, Samar Orwa, Natalia Pierzchawka, Bjorn Ridderbos, Charly Ros, Selena Torsius, Kevin van Mierlo, Daylano Verwer, Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent and Skye Wijkstra
LGBTQIA youth, Child protection, Child welfare, Social Work
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