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ERIC Number: EJ1032932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Identity Safety and Relational Health in Youth Spaces: A Needs Assessment with LGBTQ Youth of Color
Gamarel, Kristi E.; Walker, Ja'Nina J.; Rivera, Lillian; Golub, Sarit A.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v11 n3 p289-315 2014
This article focuses on the function of youth organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color. LGBTQ young people (N = 29) participated in a series of focus groups, completed a brief demographic survey, and created individual community maps. The youth organization was described as providing LGBTQ youth with a home and sense of "we," which provided support for developing a sense of authenticity, mutual engagement, conflict tolerance, and empowerment in the face of discrimination. This study documents current forms of intervention occurring within the organization, particularly in providing an identity-safe environment to promote relational health. Findings support recommendations to foster resilience and positive identity development for LGBTQ youth of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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