LGBT Foster Care Recruitment Initiative
· 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT2SQ+
· LGBT2SQ+ youth at the highest risks for sexual abuse, physical and verbal assault, and suicide
· LGBT2SQ+ youth is overrepresented in the child welfare system. More than 20 % of youth in care self-identify as LGBT2SQ+
· LGBT2SQ+ foster parents are disproportionately represented within the child welfare system
DurhamCAS is proud to be the first major mandated child protection agency to launch LGBT2SQ+ recruitment campaign. We want other mandated child protection agencies to join.
I urge you to help us by sharing the attached with your contacts and promoting the message through your social media.