CASA of Prince George’s County is ‘Looking Out’ for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Ann Marie Binsner, executive director of CASA in Prince George's County, provides training for families and other care providers around the state on improving services for LGBT foster youth. (Photo courtesy of Ann Marie Binsner)

Ann Marie Binsner, executive director of CASA in Prince George’s County, provides training for families and other care providers around the state on improving services for LGBT foster youth.

Nowadays, when Ann Marie Binsner holds trainings for foster care providers on ways to provide safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids, there is “always the choir” of attendees who understand the need and are eager to learn.

But there are still those who are “closed to the work,” as well, Binsner said — and they’re the ones who need the information the most.

“We’re not going to change everyone’s mind tomorrow, but we most definitely need to make sure that those individuals who are working with our young people aren’t doing further harm, and have a few tools in their pockets for how to handle the young people who come through their door,” she said… Click HERE to read the full article in the Baltimore Sun!