Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system – Perspectives from youth and professionals

Written through a constant exchange between LGBTQIA+ young people, researchers, professionals and foster families, this book offers a valuable tool to improve the practice with LGBTQIA+ youth at a personal, organizational, and policy levels. This book shows the powerful influence of relationships and networks for the LGBTQIA+ young person growing up in child protection and welfare systems. LGBTQIA+ youth need meaningful connections with individuals within their communities in order to be able to heal, learn, and be authentically themselves. Child welfare professionals have a crucial role in creating these connections and cultivating supportive environments, free of additional trauma, where LGBTQIA+ young people can feel valued and loved.

Editors Mónica López López, Rodrigo González Álvarez, Mijntje ten Brummelaar, Kevin R.O. van Mierlo, Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent

University of Groningen Press | UGP

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ISBN ePDF: 9789403429328
ISBN ePub: 9789403429304
DOI 10.21827/60e5a36110a93

Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system

Mijntje ten Brummelaar & Kevin R.O. van Mierlo & Rodrigo González Álvarez & Mónica López López