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  1. Supporting Normative Experiences for Children, Youth, and Youth Adults in Foster Care: Applying a Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, 15-OCFS-ADM-21, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (2015)

    This Administrative Directive (ADM) by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides information to local departments of social services (LDSSs) and voluntary authorized agencies (VAs)—agencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise ...

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  2. Administrative Directive: Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment in Child Welfare and Youth Programs, 16-OCFS-ADM-02, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (2016)

    This Administrative Directive advises New York State local departments of social services (LDSSs) and voluntary authorized agencies (VAs)—a gencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise, or own group homes or other such child care institutions— of regu ...

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  3. Informational Letter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE), 16-OCFS-INF-10, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (2016)

    This informational letter to New York State Commissioners of Social Services and Executive Directors of Voluntary Authorized Agencies—a gencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise, or own group homes or other such child care institutions— provides st ...

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  4. Support and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children and Youth, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (2017)

    This comprehensive policy from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is meant to promote the safety and well being of LGBTQ youth in its care. Built upon protections in the Illinois Human Rights Act, the policy sets a minimum stan ...

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  5. The Rights of Youth In State Custody to Comprehensive Sexual Health Care, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2017)

    Sexual health care for adolescents—including disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and literacy in human sexuality—is central to reaching and maintaining a healthy adulthood. This aspect of health care is particularly important for youth in state cust ...

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  6. New York State Youth Sexual Health Plan, AIDS Institute, New York Department of Health (2016)

    This strategic plan from the New York State AIDS Institute presents data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (“YRBS”) about New York youth’s sexual health behaviors and risks, and it provides ...

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  7. Testimony Before the New York City Council on Student Health Services, Comprehensive Health Education, and Sexual Health Educational Training (2015)

    CHLP testimony before New York City Council committees called for a resolution supporting written guarantees of LGBTQ-inclusive sexual and reproductive health and literacy services for youth in out of home care. ...

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  8. Statement on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2015)

    This statement addresses 1) broad public ignorance about HIV, STIs and identities associated with stigmatized diseases; 2) the criminalization of HIV; 3) HIV related discrimination in criminal justice and immigration detention facilities, and in the milita ...

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  9. Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems, NYC Administration for Children's Services (2014)

    This document is a guide of best practices for individuals working with youth in state custody that identify as transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) in New York City. The guide provide a brief overview of the barriers that TGNC children and youth ...

    admin - 8/13/2020 5:47pm

  10. D.F. v. Gladys Carrion as Commissioner of New York City Administration for Children’s Services, Supreme Court: New York County (March 21, 2014)

    D.F. brought this Article 78 proceeding to challenge an act by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York City’s child welfare agency. In New York, an Article 78 proceeding may be used to challenge the activities of an administrative agenc ...

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