Services for Children, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Center for the Study of Social Policy
Keywords: Best Practices; Child Welfare; Data Collection; Policy
Child welfare professionals routinely collect and analyze information about the children in their care for the purposes of creating individualized case plans, monitoring agency trends and performance, guiding strategic planning, and reporting to government agencies and funders. Standard demographic data fields include gender, race, ethnicity, and age, among others. However, most assessment protocols and case management systems do not require or accommodate collection of data related to children’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This publication begins to bridge the gap by proposing standards governing the management of information related to SOGIE data collection. [Summary adapted from resource.
File : pdf with 0.42 MB in sizeGuidelines for Managing Information Related to the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity and Expression of Children in Child Welfare Systems