Department of Child and Family Services Partnership/Workgroup

The Utah Pride Center partners with the Utah Department of Child and Family Services (DFCS) to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth in state custody receive affirming, effective care. We provide cultural competency training to DFCS caseworkers, and started a workgroup with DCFS personnel.

Goals of this workgroup are to ensure that LGBTQ+ cultural competency training is offered to caseworkers statewide, identify and train point people to act as a resource and expert in each DCFS region in Utah, recruit and train LGBTQ and ally foster families, and organize an annual summit for youth service providers, DCFS personnel, Juvenile Justice System personnel, foster families, law makers, and politicians.
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