Know Your Rights for Providers Working with LGBTQ Youth in Care
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About the Event
This training will educate providers about the laws that protect LGBTQ youth in care in California, as well as alert them to procedures for reporting anti-LGBTQ discrimination and how to support a client’s name and/or gender change. Participants will participate in a group assessment regarding knowledge of these laws, learn procedures for filing various types of discrimination reports, and complete a case study in small groups. They will also consider what recourse a client at their agency (or other context) may have in reporting discrimination against a fellow provider and strategize about how to support such clients in advocacy.
- Test our knowledge about laws that protect LGBTQ youth in care in CA.
- Discuss laws that protect LGBTQ youth in the foster care and educational systems in CA.
- Learn about name and gender change processes and resources to support you if you are pursuing a name and/or gender change.
- Learn how to fill out name and gender change paperwork, how to file a discrimination complaint within the CA public school system, and how to make a report against a provider.
9-9:05 Introductions: name, GP, professional role. Personal action plan.
9:05-9:25 Gallery walk activity—participants identify their questions about LGBTQ identities, laws, supporting changing legal documents, and how to protect clients from discrimination.
9:25-9:45 Review basic premises about LGBTQ identities and LGBTQ overrepresentation in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Best practices for working with LGBTQ clients.
9:45-10:05 Legal true/false activity.
10:05-10:25 Laws that protect foster care youth against discrimination in foster care system. Law fact sheet.
10:25-10:45 Working backwards activity: What would an LGBTQ client need to do to report harassment or discrimination? What would be your role in such a report?
10:45-11:05 Laws that protect LGBTQ youth in school.
11:05-11:30 Name and gender change laws/procedures.
11:30-11:50 How can you advocate for your clients? (Best practices.)
11:50-12:45 Case studies with filling out paperwork—three groups: Name/gender change, reporting discrimination at school, and reporting discrimination with a provider. Review how to fill out paperwork, split into groups, and small group work on case study with share-out.
12:45-1 Q&A and wrap up.
This course meets the qualifications for (4) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.