Supporting Trans Youth in the Oregon Youth Authority

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Tue, 10/04/2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
on Transpositive PDX

You are invited to join us on Transpositive PDX this Tuesday, October 4 at 6pm on KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM as we talk with Bryant Campbell and Kelly Okili of the Oregon Youth Authority.   We will talk about youth with gender identity concerns in the Oregon Youth Authority and what we need to know about them.  We will also discuss what to do if someone wants to be a foster parent to a youth with gender identity concerns and what are some things they might want to think about to help that youth thrive.  

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is seeking nurturing foster homes for transgender youth that can provide stability, structure and supervision, and who can support the youth around their gender identity needs. The Oregon Youth Authority provides training and support for people who wish to support and nurture transgender youth.

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For more information on the Oregon Youth Authority foster care program, call 503-373-7595 or visit To learn about supporting transgender youth in OYA’s facilities, contact the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at 503-378-4667 or

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