Date: 9/13/2019, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
In the afternoon we will shift our focus and discuss the distinct needs of youth in foster care and in adoptive homes who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender expansive, non-binary or transgender. Youth on a distinct sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGIE) journey as foster youth and in adoptive families also need specific kinds of support to be safe, supported and thrive. This training is designed to examine the strengths and challenges involved in supporting families raising youth with multiple intersecting identities, and to provide concrete related support strategies.