➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
International: The Importance of Intersectionality: Minority Mental Health and Foster Care
Human Rights Campaign – July 31, 2017
For too long, studies have documented racial disproportionality and disparity in adoption and foster care. We also know that research has shown that LGBTQ youth are over represented in the foster care system – many having faced family rejection around their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. When we look at the intersection of those identities –people of color identifying as LGBTQ with experiences in the foster care system–there is urgency in LGBTQ and racial inclusion and competency in mental health.