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

12:45 PM
Factors contributing to homelessness among LGB youths: A developmental milestone perspective
Margaret Rosario, PhD, Eric W. Schrimshaw, PhD and Joyce Hunter, DSW
1:30 PM
Mental health of same-sex attracted adolescents: Is religion protective?
Stacey W. Lloyd, MPH and Annie-Laurie McRee, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)