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LGBTQ+ youths are focus of Saturday workshop

By From page A10 | March 05, 2014

A workshop Saturday will explore some of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning — teens and young adults as they navigate into adulthood.

The event, sponsored by Woodland Community College’s Foster and Kinship Care Education Program, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of Yolo County’s One Stop Building, 25 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Highlighting the class will be a five-menber LGBTQ+ panel discussion. This free workshop is open to interested community members.

The issues of accepting and accommodating diversity in the foster care system have become front and center recently, a news release said. The struggle for equality in the treatment of children (and adults) has been a long and arduous one both in society at large and in the child welfare system.

“Mandates in recent legislation ask us to continue developing our cultural competence and cultural humility by expanding our skills and knowledge with a wide variety of populations,” the news release said. “More recently, foster care providers also have been challenged to not only ‘tolerate’ but accept and affirm children with varying sexualities and genders.”

For more information about this or any of the Foster and Kinship Care Education classes, contact Cherie Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or [email protected]. Information is also available at www.yolofostercare.com.

Enterprise staff

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