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Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth

Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway
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National LGBTQ Pride Month reminds us all to work against prejudice and toward a safer and equal society for all, including LGBTQ youth and families involved in child welfare.

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LGBTQ Issues

Children in Need: 640,000 and Counting

Did you know that with one more foster family, LSS/NCA could provide a home for nearly 25 additional children over the course of five years? Here is an infographic with a few more statistics you may not have considered and information on how you can help children who are seeking a home and family.

Family

State Post Adoption Services and Programs

State Post Adoption Services and Programs
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

Includes website links to postadoption information provided by State child welfare systems as well as State-funded and State-contracted organizations.

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Government And Politics

7 Facts You May Not Know About Foster Care

There are many misconceptions that exist around foster care. In recognition of National Foster Care Month, we’d like to shed some light on a few of these foster care myths. 220 more words

Children

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand their adopted teenager’s experiences and needs so parents can respond with practical strategies that foster healthy development.

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Children And Families

OPM -- Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care

Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care (PDF)
Source: Office of Personnel Management

OPM’s Handbook contains guidance to the agencies on advanced sick and annual leave policies as required by the President’s memorandum while emphasizing the various leave entitlements and flexibilities available to assist employees.

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Government And Politics

Giving Thanks for a New Home

 The metal counter top of the serving window in Luther Place’s kitchen was bare at 5:30pm on the Monday before Thanksgiving. A few individuals shuffled about decorating tables and preparing food, as youth from all over the world began trickling through the door with their foster families. 239 more words

Children