Queer in Care

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Session Description: Life can be challenging for LGBTQ+ youth and being in foster care only increases the likelihood of struggle. ‘Queer in Care’ focuses on self-advocacy and building awareness for LGBTQ+ youth, while emphasizing the risk factors that LGBTQ+ youth face when they are in or connected to the Child Welfare System.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Gain skills to better your advocacy and awareness through understanding of the terms, definitions and experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in care (Purpose/Meaningful contribution)
  • Learn how to speak up for the needs of all youth in care, especially when it comes to placements (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Develop knowledge of the risk or harm for LGBTQ+ youth in care (Knowledge of System)

Session outline:

  • 3m / Introduction & Overview
  • 2m / Real Story
  • 17m / Activity: The Facts
  • 10m / Discussion: Self-Advocate Asks
  • 25m / Activity: My Voice Matters
  • 3m / Wrap-up

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Original Workshop Creator: 2020 All-Star Cyphrian Daud (check out his bio!)

For more information about SPARK curriculum and the evidence behind it, visit www.fosterclub.org/SPARK

Download of this Curriculum provides a license for ONE TRAINER to deliver the training an unlimited amount of times to young people in foster care. See our License Agreement for details.