Event Details

Nationally, LGBTQ youth make up 40% of runaway and homeless youth, 20% of children and youth in the foster care system, and 15% of children and youth in the juvenile justice system. In 2016, there were 1342 youth in the foster care system in Vermont which means approximately 200 of our youth in DCF custody across Vermont may self-identify as LGBTQ. When an LGBTQ youth is within the child welfare system they are more likely than their peers to experience placement changes, threats, and abuse directly related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation for Outright to provide FREE fun, interactive, and engaging training to social workers and interested caregivers (kinship/foster) so that regardless of a youth’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, all children and youth in the child welfare system will feel respected, included, visible, and supported by all individuals they encounter during their time in care.
Amanda Rohdenburg, Director of Advocacy at Outright Vermont, will help participants will raise consciousness of LGBTQ youth experiences, risks, and resilience, work on embedding new learning within the context of their own work and identifying resources and community-based supports for youth. Join us for this exciting offering!

  • When: Fri Sep. 28
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Address: 67 Merchants Row
    Rutland VT,US 05701

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