The RISE Program offers consultation and technical assistance to public and private agencies looking to implement best practices for serving LGBTQ+ youth in systems of care.
Specifically, RISE offers expert local, state, and national assistance in agency assessment; policy development and implementation; the creation of affirming environments (using environmental cues and affirming behaviors); and the development of youth, family, and caregiver supports.
RISE views each customized consultation as an opportunity for agencies to build their capacity to identify and integrate individual, institutional, and systemic changes that will improve protections and permanency outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth.
Policy and Procedures + Culture Audit, Recommendations, and Implementation
Development of Unique Training Materials and Resources
Youth & Families Engagement, Retention, and Supports
Robust SOGIE Best Practices Agency Workplan Development
Administrative and Legislative Policy Advocacy, Organizing, & Coalition Building