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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth and Fostering Connections After 18 AB12 eLearning

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 1

Intended Audience: This class is intended for Child Welfare and Probation line
workers and supervisors

Description of Course: This one hour eLearning course will explore how to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity, identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ young adults, the basics of Fostering Connections After 18/Assembly Bill 12, and how to apply social work interventions in your practice that can assist LGBTQ young adults in taking advantage of the legislation.

Intended Objectives:

  • Recognize the legislative intent of Fostering Connections After 18/AB12
  • Recognize the eligibility criteria for Fostering Connections After 18/AB12 LGBTQ young adults
  • Identify your role in the implementation of Fostering Connections After 18/AB12
  • Differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identify
  • Identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ young adults as Fostering
  • Connections After 18/AB12 participants
  • Identify barriers that LGBTQ young adults face as they strive to participate in Fostering
  • Connections After 18/AB12 services
  • Identify positive social work practices that might help LGBTQ young adults in transitioning to Fostering Connections After 18/AB12 services
  • Identify possible counter transference issues for participants related to LGBTQ young adult

Topics Include:

  • Why Fostering Connections After 18/AB12
  • Risk Factors
  • Fostering Connections After 18/AB12 Eligibility
  • LGBTQ Young Adults and Fostering Connections After 18/AB12 struggles
  • Child Welfare practice implications
  • Community resources
  • Cultural factors
  • Personal Beliefs/Experiences
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