Serving LGBT Youth and Adult Populations
$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
CEU Course Description
The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly. Despite these changes, existing research suggests that LGBT people, like some other minority groups, may face disproportionate risks to their economic and social well-being. This CEU course summarizes the knowledge base and research needs related to LGBT people and child welfare programs by addressing four topics: (1) the risk of child maltreatment for LGBT people, (2) the experiences of LGBT youth in child welfare programs, (3) the effectiveness of child welfare services for LGBT youth in foster care, and (4) the participation of LGBT adults in child welfare services as foster or adoptive parents.
Article Author: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss the population that most new HIV infections among young people occur.
2. Investigate why service providers may find it difficult to collect information about the sexual orientation and gender identity of youth in their programs.
3. Provide the steps that researchers have recommended in order to make sexual health education services more relevant to LGBTQ youth.
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