Alternate In-service Opportunities:
Out of the Closet, Out of a Home: A Forum on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative works to help young people make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood, and is an excellent source of information. For this Alternate In-service Opportunity, you can utilize some of their research to increase your understanding of the foster care system.
Did you know?
- 43% of D.C.’s youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBT
- LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness report being homeless for longer periods of time than non-LGBTQ youth
- LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness commit suicide at a rate of 62%, much higher than non-LGBTQ homeless youth
Join Street Sense
for their next Forum and Networking event about homelessness among LGBTQ youth, organized by the Lessons of Hope Forum
Wednesday June 22nd 6:30-8:30 PM
Church of the Epiphany - 1317 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
National CASA Podcasts
These podcasts cover a variety of topics and are available here.
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Select one of the Areas of Expertise:
Within your selected Area of Expertise, read two articles under Featured Resources, two articles under Policy Goals, and one Case Study. E-mail your CASA Supervisor a brief summary of what you learned and discuss with them how it applies to your case.
In order to receive In Service credit for Alternate In Service Opportunities, write a brief summary of the training and submit it to your CASA Supervisor. Up to four of the twelve required hours can be acquired through Alternate In Service Opportunities. If you have suggestions for Alternate In Service Opportunities, please submit them to email@example.com.