LGBTQ+ Foster Youth: #FosterChat Recap

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On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. June’s topic was on LGBTQ+ Foster Youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 150,000 potential impressions, reaching 5,183 people.

If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss Mental Health Support for Foster Youth on Wednesday, July 11 at a NEW time of 4:00 p.m. (CST) with special guest, Rogers Behavioral Health. Below is our recap of this month’s chat.

Q1: What do we need to know about LGBTQ+ youth in foster care?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: What additional adverse experiences may LGBTQ+ foster youth be confronted with?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How can we work with birth families to support reunification efforts with LGBTQ+ foster youth?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: How can we support LGBTQ+ foster youth within the community?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: How can we protect LGBTQ+ foster youth in out-of-home care?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: How can foster parents create a welcoming home for LGBTQ+ foster youth?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: If a youth in your care discloses their LGBTQ+ identity, how can you show your support?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: What resources are available to LGBTQ+ foster youth?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

Thank you joining us for this month’s chat; we look forward to seeing you again in July! Please note the #FosterChat time will be changing to 4:00 p.m. (CST)!

Learn more about becoming a foster parent at GrowHope.net!

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