All Children - All Families: Online Learning Archive

HRC's All Children - All Families regularly provides online learning offerings covering promising practices in serving LGBTQ children, youth and families. To watch the recordings at no cost, click the "View Recorded Webinar" button, fill out the short form, and click "Register."

If you're interested in additional LGBTQ cultural competency training offerings, click here to learn about All Children - All Families Training Program. You can also register for our free online learning offerings, and subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the latest best practice tips for LGBTQ inclusion in your inbox every month!


Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents

                                                      

  • Co-presented By: All Children - All Families and Rhodes Perry, MPA, Rhodes Perry Consulting

This webinar previewed All Children - All Families' new resource guide for child welfare professionals on how to welcome, affirm, recruit and best serve transgender and non-binary foster and adoptive parents. This new publication covers promising practices for creating gender-inclusive agency environments and draws from testimonials from agency administrators, legal and policy experts as well as trans and non-binary foster and adoptive parents.

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The Role of Youth Advocates in Developing Affirming Families for LGBTQ Youth

                                     

  • Co-Presented By: Mary Keane, Executive Director, You Gotta Believe, Coney Island, NY & Anni Keane, Director, Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement, You Gotta Believe, Coney Island, NY

Many agencies understand the need to develop more affirming families for LGBTQ youth in care, yet struggle to meet the family-based placement needs of this vulnerable population. In this webinar, You Gotta Believe, an agency in Coney Island, NY, will present the strategies behind its innovative and impactful model for engaging Youth Advocates in finding permanent families for adolescents, including LGBTQ youth in particular.

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School-Based Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

                                     

  • Co-presented By: Tracy Flynn, M.Ed., Management and Education Consultant/Coach & ACAF Expert Trainer Seattle, WA & Emma Ledford, Communication Specialist & LGBTQ Staff Advocate, TX CASA, Austin, TX

LGBTQ foster youth experience higher rates of bullying and are more likely to drop out of school – but positive, affirming school environments can truly be a lifeline for this population. In this webinar, you will learn about the risk factors for LGBTQ youth in education settings and how this intersects with their out-of-home care status. You will also explore best practices to help ensure that LGBTQ foster youth have a welcoming and supportive school experience; and learn about school resources, behaviors and policies that can encourage the healthy development of LGBTQ youth and create the building blocks for their lifelong opportunities and academic success. 

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Caring for LGBTQ Youth: An Introduction for Foster & Adoptive Parents

                                      

  • Co-presented By: All Children - All Families, Adam McCormick, Professor of Social Work at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX and Darryn Green, Child Welfare Training Consultant and Former Foster Youth, San Francisco, CA

Foster and adoptive parents are an extremely diverse community of people with one thing in common: the desire to love, nurture and care for children and youth. Many parents may not realize that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in foster care and are at higher risks of rejection and harm while in care. This webinar will first explain key terms and concepts that all foster/adoptive parents need to know in order to better understand LGBTQ youth. Research on the importance of providing affirming homes for these youth, as well as concrete tips for how to be affirming will then be presented.

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Strategies for Recruiting LGBTQ Foster & Adoptive Families

                                      

  •  Co-presented By: All Children - All Families and Emily Rawsky, Director of Foster Care and Adoption, at Little City Foundation in Chicago, IL

Foster and adoptive parents are an extremely diverse community of people with one thing in common: the desire to love, nurture and care for children and youth. Many parents may not realize that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in foster care and are at higher risks of rejection and harm while in care. This webinar will first explain key terms and concepts that all foster/adoptive parents need to know in order to better understand LGBTQ youth. Research on the importance of providing affirming homes for these youth, as well as concrete tips for how to be affirming will then be presented.

There are millions of LGBTQ adults willing to foster/adopt, yet many child welfare agencies still struggle to recruit from the LGBTQ community. This webinar will offer recruitment tips and cover the essential steps to engaging prospective parents from this untapped pool of adults. Hear how Little City Foundation in Chicago has used best practices to connect to the LGBTQ community and, ultimately, develop more loving families for young people who need them.

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Introduction to LGBTQ Competency

                                        

  • Presented By: All Children - All Families

This 90 minute webinar will cover foundational information related to serving LGBTQ youth and families in preparation for your agency's upcoming All Children - All Families training. Topics to be addressed include key terminology and concepts, an overview of the barriers faced by LGBTQ youth and families in child welfare, and the steps all service providers can take to overcome these barriers.

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All Children - All Families Process & Assessment Introduction

                                        

  • Presented By: All Children - All Families

This 60 minute webinar will go over the “nuts and bolts” information of participating in All Children – All Families and completing your agency self-assessment; including answers to FAQs, tips for successful completion, and an overview of the Benchmarks of LGBTQ Cultural Competency.

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