The LGBTQI2-S Learning Community, led by Jeff Poirier of AIR's Human and Social Development Program, is an opportunity for individuals and organizations in the behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and education systems to learn about strategies for delivering services that can enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) youth and their families.
The LGBTQI2-S Learning Community is part of the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership). The TA Partnership is deeply committed to helping systems better serve the LGBT community. The LGBTQI2-S Learning Community offers a number of services, including the following:
- A compilation of web-based resources
- Presentations at conferences and meetings
- National webinars
- Networking opportunities for professionals, youth, and other allies
The TA Partnership is a collaborative initiative operated by the American Institutes for Research and the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. It leads several initiatives to build awareness and capacity in the behavioral health, child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems to support LGBT youth and their families.
The TA Partnership is sponsored by the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.