Did you know that, “54% of homeless shelters are youth shelter”?(Emergency homeless shelters in the GTA)The majority of Toronto’s homeless community is youth based, so care for them is extremely important. Their future is on the line if they do not get the help that they need. Covenant House and Horizons for Youth (HFY) are two very popular youth shelters, but the things that are important when a youth is looking for a youth shelter are; what programs they offer, the location, and the choice between an abstinence based system or a harm reduction program. Covenant House offers the superior service when it comes to all of these things.
Many social workers have had minimal training and preparation in servicing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) clients. It is not uncommon or unlikely that even the most seasoned practitioner will display some form of negative bias or utilize misinformation with assisting these clients. Because the Universe and the norms are steadily changing and evolving we as social workers must do the same to better assist our clients especially our oppressed populations. This research paper will provide an in depth look at the LGBTQ community, in particular the adolescent victimization of LGBTQ students in a school setting. Research suggests that youth who identify as LGBTQ are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts, suicidal attempts,
of foster care. To describe the program: “Independence Place provides permanent supportive housing for homeless young adults, many of whom have aged out of foster care. It serves
Many LGBTQ youth have particular experiences of trauma, rejection and abuse related to their sexual orientation or gender identity, and programs sometimes fail to address these issues. Even when LGBTQ youth access programs, some experience discrimination and harassment by staff who are not trained to be culturally competent on LGBT issues. By forging links with the LGBTQ youth task force to bring further attention to the homeless we can ensure development of safe and appropriate services for this population (Bardine,
Primary clients and stakeholders involved in the program are: teens, parents, volunteers, schools the teen court coordinator Tamisha Fletcher, judges, Teen Court Advisory Board, City of Arlington officials, and the community service agencies who provide work for teens to complete community service hours. The program’s success depends on
These results are meant to spark an interest in their audience and give way to even more in-depth study of the experiences of LGBTQ youth. The information is not just for those in education but it very important for them. There must be methods of intervention and procedures to prevent negative outcomes when a child does decide to confine in his parents about his/her sexuality. There have been studies done in order to identify the adolscents who idenfiy as LGBTQ. One example of a specific study conducted was by Casey Field Office Mental Health (CFOMH). This organization set out with a few questions for a group of foster youth. The study interviewed 188 adolescents ages 14 to 17 who were receiving foster care services from Casey Family Programs in 2006. About 10 children of the group of 188 youths identified as LGBQ. This study includes both the experiences of the LGBTQ youth groups as well as their non-LGBTQ counterparts. The results of this study concluded that out of the 10 students who identify as LGBTQ all felt as though they were not being given the help they needed. They felt marginalized. Another more recent study, the Los Angeles Foster Youth Study (LAFYS), was also conducted by the Los Angeles
University of Nebraska, LGBTQ+ Resource Center This organization focuses on increasing the tolerance for and creating a safe campus for the LGBTQ+ community. It is located on UNL’s campus on the third floor of the Union. The director is Pat Tetreault. The official mission statement is as follows: “The Lesbian, Gay,
The first three sets of theory incorporated the levels, shifting levels of identities shaped by outside agencies for LGBT youth. Another social factor that impending on young sexual minorities are the threats of poverty. These threats cause LGBT youth to experience vulnerability and detriment to their identities. Corliss et al. research validates that statement. In their article, “High Burden of Homelessness Among Sexual-Minority Adolescents: Findings From a Representative, Massachusetts High School, Sample,” they review the prevalence of homelessness in LGBT and heterosexual adolescents (Corliss et al. 1683). Their findings include: 40% LGBT student in the Massachusetts
Part of my training in becoming a counselor, I have developed and continue to develop skill to advocate for all youths. Through mindfulness training, I want be an advocate for LGBTQ youths by empowering them and providing useful skills that promote independent living. Every youth, gender conforming or non-gender conforming, deserves the right to live a success, content and fulfill life.
While the majority of their services tend to the Emergency Shelter Program, Operation SafeHouse also provides what is called the “Safe Place Program”. With over 250 locations in Riverside County, teens who are dealing with a number of issues, from abuse to pregnancies, can access the shelters. Some of the shelters include, but are not limited to: Riverside Fire Stations, Stater Bros, Altura Credit Unions, and Riverside City Parks. They also promote the ‘Cup of Happy and Depression Treatment’, which, accompanied by the Riverside County Department of Mental Health, promotes and encourages interventions and popularizes awareness for youth ages 16-25 struggling with mental health issues. The Cup of Happy and Depression Treatment offers courses to its members, such as creative writing, open mic nights, youth leadership, and LGBT support. The Cup of Happy and Depression Treatment, as well as all the programs Operation SafeHouse offers, present themselves to local high schools to sponsor awareness for young teens who may have nowhere else to turn.
Intro / Problem: Sexual Minority youth (SMY) involved with the Juvenile Justice System (JJS) have a culture that require sensitivity treatment . Many youth that identify as or question their sexuality have experience prejudice attitudes from the initial point of entry( arrest). Navigating through the JJS has been a harsh and unwarranted experience with many fearing their safety from other inmates and staff. Many staff lack the knowledge of the societal realities that SMY struggle with. In addition, differential treatment have been acknowledge by SMY. SMY youth are not invisible humans although their needs appear such.
The Los Angeles LGBT Youth Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Their mission is to build a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society. They value respect, excellence, inclusiveness, innovation, and integrity. The services that are offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Youth Center is housing, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, clothing and laundry services, education program, HIV testing and counseling, employment program, computer lab, housing referrals, recreational activities, art and music groups, and counseling and support groups. This center is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except for Saturday it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It helps the youth and individuals find peace and get their life back on track.
a justification for their homelessness thus more attention should be focused on enhancing communication and understanding of the issue even if the reunification is not entirely a favorable solution. Finally, it is crucial to identify why precisely the LBGT youth are reluctant to turn to social organizations for help, how
STAKEHOLDERS Key stakeholders in this needs assessment include: • Homelessness Youth Services in Barwon Youth Southwest Region – specifically the Youth Entry Point workers and management, who are primarily involved in undertaking specialist assessments to gain a greater understanding of the young person’s current housing situation, who explore barriers such as Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), Mental Health or Family Violence concerns etc.
The LGBT community has always been a topic that many do not recognize go through serious issues such as suicide. Being a middle schooler or high schooler can be very stressful especially when you feel you’re an outcast because of your sexual orientation. That is why implementing programs or even