Youth Care

Foster care organizations seek mentors for Michigan youth – The Oakland Press

January is National Mentoring Month, and local foster care organizations are seeing a growing need for adult mentors. Based in Farmington Hills, the Judson Center is seeking adults, specifically males, to consider mentoring foster youth through their Child Safe Mentoring Program. The nonprofit human services agency works with foster care, adoption, mentoring and family preservation. …

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Op-Ed: Don’t deny gender-affirming care to trans youth

This year we have seen a number of anti-transgender laws. The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has pursued policies to limit transition care for transgender minors and to block Medicaid coverage of such care for anyone. In 2022, 20 countries have so far introduced legislation to “protect” trans youth – by criminalizing care that …

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‘Blindfolds, hoods and handcuffs’: How some teens end up in Utah’s youth treatment programs

EPISODE 1 Second chanceA dark cave. A tragic accident. New treatment center. The state of Utah is trying to hold him accountable. But it turns out to be more difficult than you think. Katie Handel still remembers the fear she felt more than a decade ago when – aged 17 – she awoke to a …

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Texas judge blocks care investigations for trans youth

A Texas judge has blocked state agencies from investigating gender-affirming care for transgender youth as child abuse. District Judge Amy Clark Meacham issued a temporary restraining order Friday after hearing from the parents of a 16-year-old transgender girl who was under investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Child Protection. Meacham also heard from …

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Court hears arguments over Alabama treatment ban for trans youth

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama asked an appeals court Friday to allow the state to ban the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children, a move that some parents argued violates their right to make health care decisions to your children. A three-judge panel of the 11th …

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Biden administration issues policy to protect abortion access for unaccompanied immigrant youth | News and comments

Amid the chaos and devastation caused by the US Supreme Court’s gutting of the constitutional right to abortion, the Biden administration has stepped up efforts to protect abortion access for pregnant unaccompanied immigrant youth. On November 10, 2022, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announced new guidelines to ensure that unaccompanied immigrant minors have access …

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One-third of trans youth at risk of losing gender-affirming care, study says: NPR

The bills pushed by Republicans seek to deny minors access to hormone therapy and puberty blockers. Both are treatments that have been vetted and peer-reviewed by major medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics. Robin Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Robin Beck/AFP via Getty Images The bills pushed by Republicans seek …

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Courts have blocked a number of anti-LGBTQ laws from going into effect: NPR

A record number of anti-LGBTQ laws were passed this year, many of them targeting transgender youth. But the courts have blocked a number of these laws from going into effect. JUANNA SUMMERS, HOST: This week, Oklahoma became the latest state to pass a law that targets gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth. Courts have blocked …

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Most Teens Who Begin Puberty Suppression Continue Gender-Affirming Care: NPR

Protesters gather on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin to speak out against transgender bills being considered in the state legislature in May 2021. Eric Gay/AP hide caption caption toggle Eric Gay/AP Protesters gather on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin to speak out against transgender bills being considered …

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