Injustices Of Lgbtq People Within The Foster System

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Injustices of LGBTQ People within the Foster System
Placements in wards, group homes, or private homes of a state certified caregiver known as a “foster parent”, emergency shelters, residential facilities, and homes of relatives are typical substitute parental figures for children whose parents or guardians are unable to care for the them. This system is known as the Foster Care system. The foster care system began as a system put in place as a safe haven for children experiencing maltreatment in their homes. The goal of this system was to place children in other homes temporarily while parents did what they needed to do to receive their parental custody back. This has not changed much but since the admission of many children, the system
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When a foster youth speaks about his or her experience, they open the eyes of many people who otherwise would not know what is happening to the children in the system. More importantly, how LGBTQ children are being treated.
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
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