Teen SENSE Model Policy: Staff Training Focusing on the Needs of Youth in State Custody, designed for use by agencies and jurisdictions that provide services for youth in out-of-home care, outlines the basic requirements for ensuring that staff in youth facilities are equipped to understand and protect the health and well-being of all youth, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. It serves as a companion to Teen SENSE Model Standards: Staff Training Focusing on the Needs of Youth in State Custody, which describes in detail the core components and educational objectives of appropriate staff training curricula.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.