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Promoting Equity for LGBTQ Youth

January 31, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Positive identity formation, parent and peer relations, and community connection are critical protective factors.  However, bias, marginalization, violence, and trauma can negatively affect a young person’s physical, social-emotional and mental health.  For youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) or questioning (Q) their sexual orientation or gender identity, research has documented how these risks can affect their well-being.  This session summarized key data and research, and provide information and resources including a blueprint for creating more supportive services and communities for LGBTQ youth.

This session featured Jeffrey Poirier, Senior Research Associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

View the recording below:

Resources from the Session

Slide presentation

Tool for Planning Improved Supports for LGBTQ Young People


Publishing Date: 
January 31, 2018