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ERIC Number: EJ1146191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Myths and Misconceptions about LGBTQ Youth: School Counselors' Role in Advocacy
Abreu, Roberto L.; McEachern, Adriana G.; Kenny, Maureen C.
Journal of School Counseling, v15 n8 2017
Although schools are thought to be safe environments for all students, sexual minority and gender expansive (i.e., LGBTQ) students often feel unsafe and unwelcome as a result of misconceptions about their identity. This paper explores eight commonly held myths and misconceptions about LGBTQ youth. The role of professional school counselors (PSCs) in debunking these myths and advocating for these students will be discussed. Implications for practice and future research will be addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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