The development of the contents of this presentation were supported by funding from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDRR grant H133B090019).
Counselor and client, Sexual minorities -- Social conditions, Social work with sexual minority youth, Community-based social services, Social workers -- Attitudes
Slides from a webinar which presents information and key definitions for organizations that provide programs and services in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Research data and studies; causes of health and system disparities; risk and protective factors; policies and theories; the identity development stages and process; and support strategies are discussed. In addition, audience questions are answered and mentoring specific organizational resources are given. Agencies and organizations can gain a greater awareness of the LGBTQ community which leads to the creation of a more inclusive and responsive approach to youth development for this population.
Gowen, L.K., & Rummell, Christian. "Creating Inclusive Programming and Practice for LGBTQQ Youth Through Awareness," Portland State University, Research & Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures. 2009