In this course we will talk about the need for homes for LGBTQ+ youth and what you can do to be an affirming and safe place. The instructor will be Angela Weeks, the Director of the National SOGIE Center at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Under the Center, she directs the Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity and the National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for LGBTQ2S Children and Youth in Foster Care.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Provide two theories as to why LGBTQ+ children and youth are significantly overrepresented in foster care.
  • Explain why LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to have a foster placement failure.
  • List 2 myths about foster LGBTQ+ youth.
  • List 4 ways to be an affirming home for LGBTQ+ children and youth.

Outline for Adopting or Fostering a Child Who Identifies as LGBTQ+.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption

 96.48 (c)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements