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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!


2018 Webinar Series

2017 Webinar Series


Core Curriculum

Introduction to LGBTQ Cultural Competency

This webinar covers foundational information related to serving LGBTQ youth and families. Topics 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 in order to create a welcoming environment.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Parents


 

This webinar provides an in-depth look at role-specific best practices for serving LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents. Topics include facts and myths around LGBTQ parenting, law and policy, LGBTQ parent recruitment, homestudies, and matching/placement.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care

This webinar takes a closer look at the information and resources needed to achieve safety, permanency and well-being for LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care. Topics include research on LGBTQ youth experiences, the rights of LGBTQ youth, finding LGBTQ-affirming placements, and tools for advocacy.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Parents

LGBTQ Parent Recruitment 101

This webinar offers beginner-level tips for agencies looking to better engage LGBTQ prospective parents. Topics include the essential steps agencies should take to prepare for intentional outreach to the LGBTQ community and proven strategies for starting this work.

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Guiding Principles for Conducting LGBTQ Affirming Homestudies

This webinar presents a set of core guiding principles for conducting LGBTQ affirming homestudies and reviews related HRC tools and resources. Examples of homestudy questions specific to LGBTQ individuals and couples as well as the rationale behind these questions are provided.

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Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ Youth Today: Key Findings from HRC National Survey

  • Presented by: Liam Miranda, Senior Research Manager, Public Education & Research

This webinar covers the key findings from HRC’s groundbreaking 2017 survey of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teens. Findings shed light on the persistent challenges many LGBTQ face going about their daily lives at home, at school and in their communities.

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Supporting Bisexual & Pansexual Youth

This webinar takes a closer look at the experiences of young people who identify as bisexual, pansexual as well as other diverse sexual orientations. Drawing from HRC’s 2017 survey findings, topics include the evolving nature of language and tips for creating spaces that truly affirm youth of all sexual orientations.

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Caring for LGBTQ Youth (For Caregivers)

Caring for LGBTQ Youth: An Introduction for Foster Parents

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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LGBTQ Inclusion Strategies for Agency Leadership

Advanced Executive Briefing: Proven Leadership Strategies & Innovative Approaches to LGBTQ Inclusion for ACAF Leader Agencies

Through your previous engagement with All Children – All Families, your agency has begun to lead when it comes to welcoming LGBTQ stakeholders, but as we continue to learn about the holistic needs of LGBTQ stakeholders, we know this work is far from finished. Over the years, we’ve heard from many ACAF Leaders asking, “What’s next?” This executive briefing will begin to answer this question. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically understand how to build upon past ACAF efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about ACAF’s new set of benchmarks focused on leadership and innovation and consider how to manage them during this webinar. Leaders that develop empathy, awareness, and skills are more effective collaborators in creating an organization that is truly welcoming of LGBTQ stakeholders, which has the potential to positively transform your organization. The topics discussed work particularly well with executives ready to build upon their knowledge and leadership skills.

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Introductory Executive Briefing: Proven Leadership Strategies & Innovative Approaches to Include LGBTQ Stakeholders

  • Presented by: Rhodes Perry, MPA, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

Do you want your agency to do a better job welcoming LGBTQ stakeholders, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Does your agency’s diversity and inclusion vision need updated to include LGBTQ stakeholders? Are you just generally confused about what your leadership team can do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated discussion is especially for you. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically offer proven leadership and innovation approaches that can create a more LGBTQ inclusive organization.

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Part I - Becoming An Employer of Choice for the LGBTQ Community

This webinar is designed for agency leaders working to ensure the diversity of their employees reflects that of the communities they serve by recruiting and retaining LGBTQ employees. Topics include an overview of key policies and benefits for LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, common workplace challenges faced by LGBTQ people and strategies for LGBTQ employee recruitment.

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2017 Webinar Series

Strategies for LGBTQ Community Engagement at Pride Festivals

                                      

  • Presented by: Human Rights Campaign’s Membership Outreach Team

Every year, Pride celebrations all around the country offer an opportunity to send a clear message of support and affirmation to your local LGBTQ community. This webinar is designed for organizations big and small looking to participate in Prides. HRC’s pride experts will help you find local Pride events, offer tips for maximizing your investment, and cover the essential steps to effectively engaging Pride attendees. We’ll also cover how to determine which events are most valuable for your budget, and strategies for turning the contacts made at Pride into meaningful engagement with your organization.

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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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