There have been some social workers who were angry about the training, sitting with arms crossed and saying things like, "I'm only here because I have to be here, but it's against my religion," Jean said. Would they still have Jay? Major implications for practice and policy are offered, as are future directions for research. The memo was removed from the agency's website during court procedures in We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions. Gay foster youths are twice as likely to report being treated poorly by the foster care system than their straight counterparts, according to a new study of Los Angeles County's foster care system. Often, social workers wait for children to come out to them instead of inquiring because they don't know how to ask or are trying to be respectful of the child's privacy, experts say.
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That heart is all of the staff that show up night after night to help and care for these kids. I think I will keep doing this for the rest of my life. Some children already placed by the two agencies will remain in place, according to a spokesperson, but new placements will stop. Suddenly, she spoke up. Also on Thursday, the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution to investigate all 26 foster agencies that contract with DHS for possible bias. The State of Connecticut child welfare system DCF is responsible for providing a safe living environment free from harassment, humiliation, abuse and neglect.
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But all that's required is one minute session, once a year, with no standardized curriculum. She believed this would be best for me considering her personal circumstances. Let It Be Us and other adoption and foster agencies have joined forces with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to hold workshops that provide encouragement and advice to potential gay and lesbian parents. We have more transgender children coming forward because society is changing. I am of the firm belief that absolutely no one is turned gay or lesbian by another person. Let Love Define Family Series.