Youth of color are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system through no fault of their own and experience disparately negative outcomes when compared with their white peers in foster care. African-American youth are more likely than white or Latino children to be placed in group institutions rather than foster families. 57 percent of youth who identify as LGBTQ in child welfare systems are youth of color. Such youth are more likely than their peers to experience instability in their home environments and have poor mental and behavioral health outcomes. The following are resources you may find useful in exploring issues related to supporting youth like the participants in Hand2Paw programming.