Updated: Jun 14
The Policy Team at NASW has published an open letter from NASW to LGBTQIA2S+ kids and youth, in honor and recognition of Pride month. The content of the letter is intended to be uplifting and encouraging to LGBTQIA2S+ kids/youth, at a time when they are being targeted with anti-LGBTQIA2S+ policies across states.
We have worked to carefully draft this message with input from coalition partners and additional subject matter experts. Given the current hostile climate and struggles that these young people are facing we want to use this as an opportunity to provide an affirming and supportive message to them as well as to their support systems/ caregivers.
NASW Virginia supports all social workers, health care professionals, behavioral health specialists and their clients no matter the backgrounds and walks of life they come from.