Adolescent Development Journal Offers New Article Pack for Professionals on Supporting LGBT Youth

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The Prevention Researcher, the quarterly journal focused on successful adolescent development, has introduced a new article pack with information for professionals who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Eight individual articles focusing on supporting LGBT youth into healthy adulthood are included.

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Despite advances in the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are still at high risk for preventable negative outcomes.

The Prevention Researcher, has introduced a new collection of articles which focus on topics of concern for professionals who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. The article pack provides resources for supporting LGBT youth into a healthy adulthood within family, school, and community environments.

“Despite advances in the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are still at high risk for preventable negative outcomes,” says Steven Ungerleider, PhD., founding editor of The Prevention Researcher. “Prevention requires creating supportive environments for LGBT youth which both eliminate the negative and stressful events, while also providing youth with protective factors to be resilient.”

Professionals in schools and a variety of other organizations can select the article pack to keep up-to-date on relevant, practical research and programs that they can put to work with LGBT youth. The eight articles included in the new pack are:

“Promising Strategies for Prevention of the Bullying of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth” by Joe Kosciw, Ph.D. et al.

“Contradictions and Complexities in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth” by Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.

“Creating Spaces to Support Transgender Youth” by Jenifer K. McGuire, Ph.D., and Meredith Conover-Williams, M.A.

“Engaging Families to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: The Family Assistance Project” by Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D.

“Peer Contexts for LGBT Students: Reducing Stigma, Prejudice, and Discrimination” by Stacey S. Horn, Ph.D., and Katherine E. Romeo, M.Ed.

“Supportive Social Services for LGBT Youth: Lessons from the Safe Schools Movement” by Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.

“School Connectedness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: In-School Victimization and Institutional Supports” by Elizabeth Diaz, M.A. et al.

“Working with Parents to Promote Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development” by Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D. and Alida Bouris, Ph.D.

The new LGBT article pack is available for $25 by digital delivery only and can be ordered online from The Prevention Researcher at http://www.tpronline.org.

About The Prevention Researcher

Founded in 1994, The Prevention Researcher is published by the non-profit, Integrated Research Services in Eugene, Oregon. The quarterly journal focuses on successful adolescent development and serves professionals who work with young people in a variety of organizational settings.

Each issue of The Prevention Researcher covers a single topic, presenting the latest adolescent behavioral research and findings on significant issues facing today’s youth. Articles are written by researchers who are leaders in their respective fields.

The journal provides information about programs that create supportive environments for youth, strategies for preventing problems affecting adolescents, and resources that help youth-serving professionals. Major topics covered in The Prevention Researcher include adolescent development, mental health, schools, families, communities, victimization and violence.

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