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July 2019 Edition 
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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and tonight HRC is live-streaming a panel discussion on mental health in LGBTQ communities of color. Join us tonight on Facebook from 6:15 - 8:30 pm ET.

Updated Discussion Guide for The F Word:
A Foster to Adopt Story

Last month’s Field Forward mentioned that The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story - a web series about a queer couple based in Oakland, California - had released its second season. ACAF’s discussion guide now includes content for Season 2! The guide provides questions for child welfare workers and LGBTQ prospective parents to consider as they watch each episode of the series. 

The Need for Research on LGBTQ Youth of Color in
Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Systems

 
A new collection of working papers edited by scholars at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law identifies a lack of knowledge about LGBTQ youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and provides recommendations for future research to address the gaps.

Trevor Project Releases Results of Survey on
LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

The Trevor Project has released its first wide-ranging report from a cross-sectional national survey of LGBTQ youth across the United States. With over 34,000 respondents, it is the largest survey of LGBTQ youth mental health ever conducted and provides a critical understanding of the experiences impacting their lives. Download the report today.

LGBTQ Resources from CWLA

The CWLA Bookstore has compiled its offerings specific to serving LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ families. The compilation includes the CWLA Journal’s special issues on LGBTQ topics as well as two books by Dr. Gerald P. Mallon, a national expert on social work practice with LGBTQ youth and families.

MAP Resource: What We Know About
LGBTQ People with Disabilities

In recognition of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Movement Advancement Project recently released a summary of research available on LGBTQ people living with disabilities. This resource describes the unique challenges faced by the estimated 3-5 million LGBTQ Americans living with disabilities and outlines recommendations for advancing equality and opportunities to help remove these challenges.

ACAF Project Updates
 
ICYMI: The ACAF 2019 Report was released last month! 


Resource Spotlight
 
This Map of State Laws shows where the states stand on important issues impacting the lives of LGBTQ people.


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