Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, or Two-Spirit Learning Community

Mission Statement

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirit Learning Community logo

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) Learning Community (LC) provides a forum for Systems of Care and their partners to collaborate, exchange knowledge, network and share best practices to advance the development of culturally and linguistically competent mental health systems for children and youth who are LGBTQI2-S and their families. This learning community will share information on children and adolescents with same-sex and (or) LGBTQI2-S parents/caregivers. The LGBTQI2-S Learning Community will collaborate with the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch’s National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S; national organizations; and other individuals with expertise in enhancing community knowledge and providing appropriate services and supports.

New! The TA Partnership is pleased to share this new tool, adapted from the standards of care in Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes: A Guide for Professionals. This tool is intended to support your efforts to identify action steps you can take in your organizational (e.g., child welfare agency, school) and community roles to improve services and supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children/youth and their families.

Feedback Tool for Planning Improved Supports for LGBT Young People

If you would like to be added to the LGBTQI2-S Learning Community’s listserv, please contact Jeffrey Poirier at


View resources relevant to the LGBTQI2-S Learning Community:

Please visit our new LGBTQI2-S Education Resources webpage to find resources and strategies for creating safe, supportive schools and improving outcomes for LGBTQI2-S students.

LGBTQI2-S National Workgroup for Systems of Care

The Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch (CAFB), Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has initiated a national workgroup to support and enhance services for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S). The workgroup will guide CAFB efforts to develop policies, programs, materials, and other products that will help address the needs of youth who are LGBTQI2-S and their families. Learn more about the LGBTQI2-S National Workgroup.


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