FAQ for Behavioral Health Providers: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in School, Health, and Child Welfare Settings

February 2024

Given the unprecedented legal challenges to meeting the behavioral health needs of LGBTQI+ youth across the country, this document is meant to provide guidance for providers in clinical behavioral health, child welfare, and school settings supporting LGBTQI+2 youth.  Providers should use this document as a reference to federal laws and protections for youth they support and their families, but understand that this brief is not a substitute for legal advice.

(5 pp)