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October 20, 2011

California Runaway and Homeless Youth Month November 2011

October 12, 2011

Ending Wage Garnishment for Homeless Youth

July 20, 2011

Assembly Select Committee Holds Hearing on Homeless Youth

May 31, 2011

Assembly Bill Addresses the Issue of Wage Garnishment for Homeless Youth

May 23, 2011

New Web Series Featuring Homeless Youth

May 9, 2011

LGBTQ Homeless Youth Round-Up

May 4, 2011

Blog for the Homeless Youth Project

April 14, 2011

Three-Part Series on Youth Homelessness

April 4, 2011

Transgender Youth in Group Care Settings: New report tells service providers what they need to know

March 23, 2011

Regulating Emergency Youth Shelters

March 7, 2011

New Short Report on LGBTQ Homeless Youth from the HYP

February 22, 2011

Challenging Stereotypes of Homeless Youth in the Media

February 7, 2011

UPDATE: Summary of Programs Serving California’s Homeless Youth is Now Available

January 25, 2011

A Policy Agenda to Address California’s Homeless Youth

January 18, 2011

How do the demographics of California’s homeless youth population compare to the rest of the nation?

January 4, 2011

Internet Use in the Homeless Youth Community

December 27, 2010

Get Involved with Sacramento’s Homeless Count

December 13, 2010

New Data on Homeless Youth in Hollywood, California

December 6, 2010

Vulnerable Youth Given Greater Access to Mental Health Treatment

November 29, 2010

Slipping Through the Cracks – Invisible Homeless Youth in San Jose

November 22, 2010

New State Funding for Homeless Youth Housing

November 15, 2010

Sleeping on the Bus - and Other Stories from a Formerly Homeless Youth

November 9, 2010

Counting Homeless Youth

November 1, 2010

One Youth’s Reflection on Aging-Out of Foster Care

HYP Blog - Voices from the Street

Transgender Youth in Group Care Settings: New report tells service providers what they need to know

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) recently unveiled a new report, A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth , which urges group care facilities to reassess their treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth by adopting policies and practices that provide these youth with appropriate, fair and equal care.

A Place of Respect is the first report to provide comprehensive guidance about the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in group care facilities, – including detention centers, correctional facilities, and group homes. The report also provides model policies and a framework for staff to ensure that all youth are given access to a safe and healthy living environment.

This report will provide facility administrators with the information they need to make effective policy decisions and adopt best practices that establish clear guidelines for the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in their care.  

For additional information or to order a hardcopy, please contact Joshua Delgado at jdelgado@nclrights.org, or visit the Sylvia Rivera Law Project at www.srlp.org

Posted April 4, 2011