March 2022


Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth in Care


All children and youth in foster care need the support of a nurturing family to help them navigate their childhood years and grow into healthy adults. This is no different for children and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+). Resource parents have an opportunity to provide safe and supportive homes for LGBTQ+ youth. To assist resource parents in understanding the youth’s unique needs, affirming their identities and supporting their well-being, the County of Orange Social Services Agency, in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, will host a Super Saturday training called Supporting Queer and Transgender Youth in the Child Welfare System. The training will be on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Be sure to check your inbox for the invitation to register.


“Natural Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care”



California Department of Social Services


Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity


Children’s Bureau
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents


LGBTQ Center of Orange County


LGBT National Help Center


Orange County Health Care Agency
Community Counseling & Supportive Services