Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system: Perspectives from youth and professionals

Monica Lopez Lopez (Editor), Victor Rodrigo Gonzalez Alvarez (Editor), Mijntje ten Brummelaar (Editor), Kevin R.O. van Mierlo (Editor), Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent (Editor), Mijntje ten Brummelaar, Victor Gonzalez Alvarez, Emi Howard, Monica Lopez Lopez, Gary Mallon, Samar Orwa, Natalia Pierzchawka, Bjorn Ridderbos, Charly Ros, Selena Torsius, Kevin R.O. van Mierlo, Skye Wijkstra, Daylano Verwer, Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent

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Written through a constant exchange between LGBTQIA+ young people, researchers, professionals and foster families, this book offers a valuable tool to improve the practice with LGBTQIA+ youth at a personal, organizational, and policy level.

This book shows the powerful influence of relationships and networks for the LGBTQIA+ young person growing up in child protection and welfare systems. LGBTQIA+ youth need meaningful connections with individuals within their communities in order to be able to heal, learn, and be authentically themselves.

Child welfare professionals have a crucial role in creating these connections and cultivating supportive environments, free of additional trauma, where LGBTQIA+ young people can feel valued and loved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen Press
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-034-2930-4
ISBN (Print)978-94-034-2931-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • LGBTQIA youth
  • Child protection
  • Child welfare
  • Social Work


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