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The All Children - All Families team hopes that you are settling in to 2020 and feeling ready to tackle the new year! We’ve pulled together a handy reference list of LGBTQ-related observances broken down by month for you to use as you plan out your 2020 programming. We hope it gives you ideas of opportunities to continue to grow your LGBTQ cultural competency throughout the year. And, to get started, consider hosting a Jazz & Friends community reading in support of trans and non-binary youth next month! Keep reading for more information on that event and other ways to take action.

 

Four New Webinars Available On-Demand
 

The All Children - All Families team has been hard at work updating our archive of on-demand webinars. All webinars now have closed captioning. Make sure to check out the updated catalogue, especially if your agency is currently working toward our 2020 webinar participation requirements. Our new additions cover findings from a survey of LGBTQ adults on foster care and adoption, promoting the well-being of LGBTQ youth of color in systems of care, advocating for LGBTQ youth with disabilities and creating an affirming atmosphere for trans youth.


And don’t miss our next live offering, presented in partnership with the Trevor Project, on February 19th, “LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Today: Findings and Resources from Trevor Project.” 

 

Registration Still Open for
the Annual Time to Thrive Conference

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual “Time to Thrive” conference is fast approaching, taking place from February 14th to 16th. We have created a 20% off registration discount for our newsletter subscribers!  That case sensitive promo code is: ACAFDiscount20. This conference strives to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth across this country. It is a wonderful opportunity for professionals to build their skills working with LGBTQ youth, learn current best practices, gather resources from experts in the field, and make connections with other people working towards a shared vision of LGBTQ inclusion. Register today! Planning to attend? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

Human Trafficking & LGBTQ Youth
 

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, a time to focus on the reality that the freedom and basic human rights of the most vulnerable in our communities are still threatened by modern slavery and human trafficking and to commit to being part of the change necessary to put an end to this reality. Research shows that children and youth who run away from foster care are at increased risk for trafficking and victimization and we know that LGBTQ youth run away and experience homelessness at dangerously high rates. The Polaris Project offers this resource that describes how, without adequate support, LGBTQ youth may be at particular risk for sex trafficking, a form of modern slavery. For more on LGBTQ youth homelessness, check out At the Intersections from True Colors United. 

 

Host a Jazz & Friends Community Reading at
Your Agency



Each year, ACAF’s sibling program, Welcoming Schools, hosts Jazz & Friends community readings across the country. Hosting a reading of your own is a great way to help build an affirming and supportive space for transgender and gender-expansive youth. Your reading can be small and private with a group of friends, or you can organize a larger public reading for your agency. Register here to get started.

 

Submit Comments to
Stop HHS Proposed Rule Change

 

In January the Trump administration published a series of nine proposed rules revising the regulations that guide how religious organizations operate and engage with federally funded services and programs, including for HHS funded programs. Under these regulations, organizations operating critical social services will be empowered to turn LGBTQ people away from programs if they believe that recognizing an individual’s gender identity or same-sex relationship violates their religious belief. The public comment period for all nine regulations closes on February 18th. As a professional deeply invested in ensuring equal access to services for everyone, your voice is essential to this conversation. Submit comments here and spread this information with you networks.

 
 

ACAF Project Updates
 

All on-demand webinars now have closed captioning.
 


Resource Spotlight
 

Check out this one pager on how the Equality Act would impact child welfare.

 

February Webinars
 

2/5 - Serving LGBTQ Parents
2/6 - Intro to LGBTQ Compentency
2/19 - LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
2/20 - Serving LGBTQ Youth
 



February Observances
 

Feb - Black History Month

2/7 - National Black HIV/AIDS Day

2/17- Presidents’ Day

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