Throughout the life of the QIC-LGBTQ2S project, the materials created will be continuously added to this page.
The National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) Children and Youth in Foster Care has created this glossary as a resource for the QIC-LGBTQ2S Local Implementation Sites (LIS), partners, and consultants. Even though we are providing these definitions, the best practice remains to ask youth how they self-identify and ask about language that makes them feel safe. If they choose to avoid self-identifying terms, honor their decision—doing so will clearly indicate to children and youth their right to be who they are and to be safe. Please visit our reference page for original sources.
This literature review was created to provide applicants with relevant background
information on the needs of children and youth with diverse SOGIE and the programs, practices, guidelines, and toolkits that have been developed.
The QIC-LGBTQ2S holds monthly webinars as part of our ongoing technical assistance with the Local Implementation Sites (LIS). Webinars are typically hosted live with LIS and archived here.
Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Children and Youth in Child Welfare – by Elijah Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW
Using an Intersectional Lens to Provide a More Complex Understanding of LGBTQ2S Youth in Foster Care – by Kathy Lazear, Human Service Collaborative
Sustaining Local Implementation Site Innovations – by Sheila A. Pires, Human Service Collaborative
Supporting Transgender Children and Youth Laying the Foundation – by Elijah Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW
Encountering Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Bias – by Angela Weeks, MPA, Project Director & Reverend Shanea Leonard, Judah Fellowship
Implementation Science – by Angela Weeks, MPA, Project Director & Marlene Matarese, Ph.D., Principle Investigator
AFFIRM Model – an affirmative clinical CBT model for working with LGBTQ2S youth.