Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, Inc. (“The Center”)

Posted on August 6, 2018

For renewed support of the Foster Care Project which promotes family permanency within households with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (“LGBTQ”) youth. They will deliver the newly developed prevention-focused LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (“LIFT”) curriculum, a 100-hour certification program, designed for clinicians working directly with families with LGBTQ children involved with the Administration for Children’s Services. The goal is to equip families with the tools and resources to be accepting and affirming of their children and avoid unnecessary placement of LGBTQ youth in foster care, or further child welfare involvement. The grant will support the training of child welfare workers who serve LGBTQ youth and their families, the engagement of 10 families in family-focused counseling sessions and workshops, and the involvement of 30 young people in the FCP’s Youth Speakers Bureau.