Setting the Organizational Context

LGBT2SQ-affirming and inclusive services cannot be dependent solely on individuals working in child welfare organizations or on those who identify as LGBT2SQ. The consistent use of affirming practices throughout the organization is dependent upon the demonstrated commitment and accountability of senior management and Boards of Directors to integrating LGBT2SQ-affirming practices and policies at all levels of their organization.

Child welfare leaders can create an organizational culture that promotes equality by clearly establishing an environment that is inclusive of, and values, diversity. LGBT2SQ-affirming and inclusive organizations take action on the following: