It provides an overview of an under-researched set of social concerns and provides links to resources and a collection of publications by social work researchers. The nature of the subject matter is highly complex, the population of interest is stigmatized, and access to the population for research is challenging, resulting in a relatively unexplored set of social issues. J., Bradford, J., Rothblum, E., Scout, White, J., Dunn, P., Lawrence, A., Wolfe, D., & Xavier, J. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health: Findings and concerns. The NASW policy statement on LGB issues states that “social work schools are expected to offer research opportunities for investigating issues of relevance to this population (while also integrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual people into general research)” (NASW, 2003, p. The Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) recently convened a symposium, to assess the state of the scientific knowledge and to identify an approach to furthering the evidence base for practice.
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Disclosure of sexual orientation, victimization, and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults.
Incidence and mental health impact of sexual orientation victimization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths in high school.
Issues in the development of HIV-preventive interventions for men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural areas.
High tobacco use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Mounting evidence about a hidden population’s health risk behavior. The origins and development of self-regulation: A developmental model on the risk for addictive behaviors. A., Ekstrand, M., Kegeles, S., Catania, J., Daigle, D., & Diaz, R. [Bulletin of the American Psychological Association Office on AIDS]. The victimization of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults: Patterns, impact, and implications for intervention. Gender atypicality and sexual orientation development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Prevalence, sex differences, and parental responses. Trevor Space is a monitored youth-friendly site where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13 to 24 can connect with other young people throughout the world, and can get involved in their local LGBT communities.