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5170.0 LGBT Youth: Research, Policy, and Health Outcomes
Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session presents a variety of recent findings related to sexual minority youth. Papers focus on risks for homelessness, dating violence, and mental health. The session also considers state-level policy activities to benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. It extends the current discussion by proposing a novel conceptualization of synergistic risks that produce health disparities among these youth.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify individual risk factors for homelessness and dating violence as well as protective factors for mental health among sexual minority youth. 2. Describe the role of one state’s commision on LGBT youth, its public health impact, and its relevance for other states. 3. Discuss the conceptualization of a syndemic and how it contributes to health disparities for LGBT youth.
Thomas Guadamuz, PhD, MHS
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Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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