Learning Programs

Include, Empower and Affirm: Providing Culturally Competent Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in ACS Care (Foundational) (Virtual Course)

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Include, Empower, and Affirm (Foundational) Virtual Training

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is committed to providing all youth and families served both by ACS and our contract provider agencies a safe, healthy, inclusive, affirming and discrimination-free environment. This includes any child, youth or family member receiving services from ACS divisions including Protective, Prevention, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice Placement, Detention or Alternative to Detention (ATD) and Alternative to Placement (ATP) settings, who identifies or is perceived to be lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ).

Who Should Attend?

This course is required for all direct service staff and supervisors in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.

Important Information

  • Learners must review provided reading materials and view a short video prior to attending this course.
  • Learners will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of the course.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.


To register for this course, please log in to Cornerstone. For assistance or more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898.

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