This publication provides insight from qualitative research and clinical experience into the unique experience of gender-diverse, neurodiverse youth.
Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Youth
Supportive Housing and Health Services for LGBTQIA+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices
This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs. It highlights three notable programs in three U.S. cities that have developed culturally-tailored programs to engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness and includes promising practices based on common themes across the programs.
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This webinar covers behavioral health considerations for gender diverse youth, pubertal blockade as part of a gender affirmation strategy, and a holistic care-team approach to working with gender diverse young people. Dr. Carswell and Dr. McGregor describe the team-based care approach used at Boston Children's Hospital's GEMS Clinic.
This publication offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.
Many young LGBTQ people contend with bullying, rejection, and other identity-related stressors at school and at home. For some, these challenges negatively affect their eating behaviors and body image, which can lead to excessive weight gain or loss, as well as eating and feeding disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. This webinar will teach providers how to use a culturally-responsive approach to preventing, identifying, and treating obesity, eating and feeding disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder among LGBTQ youth .We will also discuss pediatric endocrinology considerations as they relate to weight/gain and obesity among transgender youth.
Addressing Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction, and Obesity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people experience higher rates of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity compared to the general population. In this clinical brief, primary care and behavioral health providers will discover how these issues manifest in different subgroups of SGM adolescents and young adults, and will learn ways to address these conditions using affirming and effective treatments.
This session offers strategies for providers to provide inclusive, welcoming care to gender diverse children, teens, and young adults. Dr. Forcier reviews developmental models, discusses how providers can explore gender expansiveness with youth and their parents, reviews pubertal blockade options, and discusses the importance of parental support of gender nonconforming children.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth (12-24 years) must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual and gender minority identities. As a result, many LGBT youth are at higher risk for certain behavioral and emotional issues, homelessness, as well as bullying and other forms of victimization. This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBT youth, and describes ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Through sensitive, confidential communication with LGBT youth, clinicians can become a vital source of support for this vulnerable population.