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Our Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity has complied a database of resources on serving LGBTQ+ youth and families in systems. This database is being continuously updated. Please send any resources you’d like us to include to SOGIECenter@uconn.edu.

Highlighted Resources

Capacity Building Videos Collection

This video bank contains videos that might be helpful for capacity building, working with LGBTQ+ children and youth, and working with resource families. Please visit our video bank and subscribe for updates on new and added videos.

Implementing System Wide Policy & Practice Improvements to Support LGBTQ+ Youth

This report describes the processes and outcomes associated with implementing Guidelines for Managing Information Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression and Identity in Child Welfare Systems in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The Guidelines outline ways in which child welfare jurisdictions can implement system wide innovations to better serve LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

SOGIE Glossary of Terms

The QIC-LGBTQ2S created this glossary of terms as a resource for the QIC-LGBTQ2S Local Implementation Sites, partners, and consultants.

LGBTQ Youth & Family Resources

This website was designed to help LGBTQ youth and families find services and increase support for LGBTQ youth. This first of its kind website aims to help increase family acceptance of LGBTQ youth, community building, and well-being. The website includes a national searchable map of community support services that affirm LGBTQ young people, along with multilingual and multicultural evidence-based resources to increase family support for LGBTQ children and youth. 

Reducing System Crossover for Black LGBTQ+ Girls & Nonbinary Youth

This publication from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform highlights the critical need to ensure that systems fully support Black LGBTQ+ girls and nonbinary youth–a population that is at higher risk for crossover (i.e., becoming dually-involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems) than their non-Black, non-LGBTQ+ peers. The white paper also provides recommendations to mitigate this disparity and improve the experiences of and outcomes for this population of young people.

Advocating for LGBTQ Students with Disabilities

LGBTQ students with disabilities face unique challenges as a result of their disability status and potential bias related to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. Educators, counselors, parents/guardians and other adult allies play an important role in ensuring the safety, inclusion and well-being of these students, all of which are essential to academic and social-emotional growth in the classroom and school communities. This resource provides an overview of the rights of LGBTQ students with disabilities as well as actionable recommendations on how to best support them.

Tip Sheets for Working with LGBTQ+ Youth & their Families

The tip sheets below were created by a diverse group of stakeholders across the country doing work with LGBTQ+ youth and their families as part of the QIC-LGBTQ2S. After years of implementing services with these populations, the stakeholders collaborated on these tip sheets to pass along their successful practices and lessons learned.

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