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Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings

January 15, 2014

In this report, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) provides recommend practices for ensuring safe and proper care consistent with the needs of each and every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child in the child welfare system. These recommended practices focus on the provision of services to LGBTQ youth in the areas of foster care, child protection, family preservation, adoption and youth development. These practices were designed by CWLA to help meet the needs of this vulnerable group.