Cultural Competence and LGBTQ Kids

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LGBTQ youth make up 5 to 10 percent of the 10- to 18-year olds in foster care. Culturally competent foster care addresses the specific needs of its LGBTQ individuals — including gender pronouns, preferred names, art on the walls of agencies, and more. "You need be willing to learn ... and not be judgmental," says Quinsea Pratt, with Children's Home + Aid in Chicago.

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