Youth Resources

Brochures & Information

Child Abuse

Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CICC) of Glenn County Membership per WIC 18986.11

Counseling

Anti-bullying Strategies for Students with Developmental Disabilities, thier Families, and their Schools Resource Guide
Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Therapeutic Counseling Intake Form
NoBullying.com - The Movement Against Bullying

Crisis

Emergency Preparedness

Financial

Forms

Foster Care & Adoption

General

Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CICC) of Glenn County Membership per WIC 18986.11
Glenn County Department Head Listing

Guidelines

Health

A Safer Generation of Cribs - New Federal Requirements from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Parenting & Family

A Safer Generation of Cribs - New Federal Requirements from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Plans

Prevention

Anti-bullying Strategies for Students with Developmental Disabilities, thier Families, and their Schools Resource Guide
NoBullying.com - The Movement Against Bullying

Programs

Reports

Safety

A Safer Generation of Cribs - New Federal Requirements from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Schools

Services

Substance Abuse

Training

Useful Links

Katie A. Settlement Agreement Implementation - California Department of Health Care Services

Water

Youth

A Safer Generation of Cribs - New Federal Requirements from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Anti-bullying Strategies for Students with Developmental Disabilities, thier Families, and their Schools Resource Guide
NoBullying.com - The Movement Against Bullying

Running Away

Are you thinking about running away? Are you already on the streets?

If so, contact 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) for services and support. If you or a friend needs a safe place to go, you also can text the word SAFE to 69866.

And if you have run away and want to go home, you may be able to get a free bus ticket.

Homeless and Low Income Students

Expert-driven guide to higher education for homeless and low-income students at: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/homeless-students-guide/

This guide is designed to help college students who struggle today with reliable housing, bills, tuition and other financial challenges. The guide focuses on the various (and perhaps unknown) on-campus, off-campus, and online resources these students can turn to for help. Examples of these resources include:

  • Resident life offices: to coordinate year-round housing
  • Campus dining and associated food banks: to help provide regular meals
  • Academic retention centers: to help homeless students stay on track
  • National Center for Homeless Education: to help students understand their rights

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Call or fax 415.392.6257 x331 (w) | 415.392.8442 (fax) or go to www.nclr.org.

GLBT National Help Center

The GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, information and local resources for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The organization also works to strengthen local GLBT hotlines and organizations in their mission of service to the community.

For telephone and email peer counseling on these issues, or go to www.youthtalkline.org or call the toll-free hotline at 1-888-843-4564. To participate in the GLBT National Youth Talkline, click on the Help Center site or call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743).

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

The goal of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network is to empower youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools. Call 415-552-4229 or go to www.gsanetwork.org for more information.

General Resources 

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Best Practice Guidelines: Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care This easy-to-use resource contains the first-ever set of comprehensive professional guidelines for how child welfare and juvenile justice professionals can best serve LGBT youth in state care. The Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out of Home Care were developed from recommendations from the Model Standards Project, a collaboration between Legal Services for Children and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Check out: www.nclrights.org/site/docserver/bestpracticeslgbtyouth.pdf.

Breaking the Silence

LGBTQ Foster Youth Tell Their Stories: DVD and Resource CD The ten short digital stories included on Breaking the Silence are powerful tales of both the successes and failures of the foster care system. Over the course of a four-day workshop organized by National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Y.O.U.T.H Training Project of San Francisco State's Bay Area Academy which took place at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, California, ten former foster youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) shared their stories and learned to edit them into moving, heartfelt (and sometimes heartbreaking) personal videos. Through these youths' thoughtful, honest, and insightful words and images, we hear directly about their experiences in state care, as well as their recommendations for better supporting LGBTQ youth in the future. In addition, each DVD comes with a CD containing more than 25 useful and informative training tools and resources.

Breaking the Silence is an in-depth tool for social workers, probation officers, group home workers, foster parents, system administrators, lawyers, youth advocates, and other service providers who work with LGBTQ youth. Go to Breaking the Silence to order a free copy. See www.youthtrainingproject.org and www.nclrights.org for Breaking the Silence.

California-specific information

Queer & Trans Youth in California Foster Care Have Rights: A Know Your Rights Guide The National Center for Lesbian Rights, in collaboration with the Out of Home Youth Advocacy Council and California Youth Connection, produced this guide to help queer and transgender youth in the California foster care system navigate their rights. Contact www.nclr.org if you would like to order hard copies.

AB 458 Fact Sheet

The California Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act AB 458, the Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act, went into effect on January 1, 2004. This law is the first of its kind in the United States to explicitly include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and adults involved with the foster care system. See AB 458 to see the exact language of this important legislation. Go to www.nclrights.org for a fact sheet.

LGBTQ Youth in the California Foster Care System

A Question and Answer Guide This question and answer guide is designed to address many of the frequently-asked questions about protecting LGBTQ youth in the California foster care system from harassment and discrimination. To go www.nclrights.org for Guide for details.Recursos en español (resources in spanish) La juventud LGBTQ en el Sistema de Hogares Sustitutos / LGBTQ Youth in the Foster Care System.

Safe Schools Information

Beyond the Binary - Created by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, and the Transgender Law Center, Beyond the Binary is a comprehensive tool kit designed to help students, school staff, and other community activists who want to address harassment and discrimination against transgender and other gender non-conforming students. For a copy go to our website at www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov and click on Beyond.

Study of Anti-Gay Harassment Shows the Problem is Widespread, Dangerous and Preventable

Despite an anti-harassment law that took effect in 2003, harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation remain persistent and pervasive in California schools. More than 200,000 students every year are targets of harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, according to a study released by the California Safe Schools Coalition. The Safe Place to Learn study, which included 26 times more respondents than any previous study on the issue, found that such widespread bullying has dangerous academic, health, and safety consequences for students. The study is among the first to document that schools can take concrete steps to reduce harassment and improve student health and safety. Go to www.nclrights.org and click on Safe Place for more.

AB 537: the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act

AB 537, the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, changed California's Education Code by adding actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing nondiscrimination policy. The state defines "gender" as "a person's actual sex or perceived sex and includes a person's perceived identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with a person's sex at birth." AB 537 protects students and school employees against discrimination and harassment at all California public schools and any school receiving state funding except religious schools. The protections cover any program or activity in a school, including extracurricular activities and student clubs. To read more, to go www.gsanetwork.org and click on Act.

Common Legal Questions and Answers

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Do you have legal questions related to your sexual orientation or gender identity? If so, contact NCLR's legal information helpline by filling out an online form. If you click on the online form link and fill out the form completely, NCLR staffers will contact you with the information you are looking for. This is the fastest way to get assistance. You may also call the San Francisco National Office of NCLR at 415.392.6257 or toll-free at 1.800.528.6257 and ask for the Legal Helpline.

Other Sources of Help
  • Trevor Youth Suicide Helpline (1-866-4UTrevor {488-7386} ) A national 24-hour suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. 
  • To see what youth activists are doing to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools, check the Gay Straight Alliance Network at www.gsanetwork.org.

For more information on opportunities for current and former foster youth, call the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman at: 1-877-846-1602