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Study Finds Overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ Youth in Midwest Foster Care System

The study outlined here is one of the first of its kind to be conducted in a Midwestern state, where available data on LGBTQ+ youth is extremely limited. It follows similar studies in New York City and Los Angeles showing equally high representation of youth with diverse SOGIE in foster care. Together these studies provide evidence that in the middle of the country, as well as in large urban areas, a greater proportion of LGBTQ+ youth are represented in foster care than in the general population.

Embracing a New Vision for LGBTQ+ Youth

The launch of the National SOGIE Center is an important milestone in the movement to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ children and youth who interact with public systems of care.

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