In this two-part webcast series, recorded at California
Alliance-member agency Family
Builders in Alameda County, Dr. Gary Mallon speaks with presenters
who offer a variety of perspectives on issues of sexual orientation and gender
identity and expression in child welfare. Family Builders is an LGBTQ (lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) affirming organization that works
to provide permanent families for children and youth in the foster care system
through a number of different programs and services, with a focus on permanency
for older youth.
Part 1: Youth, Parent and Worker
Perspectives – Feb. 4, 2014, 12-1 p.m.
In the first webcast, a gay youth, the
biological parent of a transgender child, and the LGBTQ Family Advocate for the
Youth Acceptance Collaborative at Family Builders share their perspectives and
2: Organizational Issues – Feb. 11, 2014, 12 - 1 p.m.
In the second webcast, Dr. Mallon speaks
Jacobs, the executive
director of Family Builders, and Mia Buckner-Preston, program manager,
Placement and Transition Services, Alameda County Social Services Agency. The
presenters discuss a Title IV-E waiver-funded project called the Youth
Acceptance Collaborative, which is a partnership between Alameda County Social
Services, Family Builders and California Alliance-member agency BAYC (Bay Area
Youth Center). They
focus on organizational issues and how this collaboration benefits the
assessment and placement of LGBTQ youth in care.
Learn more and register for
this free series at: http://www.nrcpfc.org/webcasts/3031/.