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