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LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Finding Safe Homes and Safe Spaces

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in our child welfare system. Once in foster care, LGBTQ youth face barriers to finding affirming, accepting homes and mentors. What can we do to build a network of safe homes and safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in Massachusetts?

A panel of foster parents, mentors, and the Department of Children and Families will lead a conversation about the legal and social challenges facing youth in care, and what LGBTQ and ally adults can do to help be the change that we want to see for LGBTQ kids in the child welfare system.

Co-hosted by the MA Commission on LGBT Youth and the Mass LGBTQ Bar Association.




Susan Helm


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