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LGBTQ Youth


I. AAP Policy Statement/ Technical Report

Office-based Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth (Policy Statement)
Considerations for care of sexual monitory youth.

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents (Policy Statement)
Relevant concepts and challenges along with suggestions for healthcare providers that are focused on promoting th health and development of youth that identify as TGD while eliminating discrimination and stigma.

Office-based Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioing Youth (Technical Report)
Considerations for care of sexual monitory youth; accompanies AAP Policy Statement: Office-based Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

 

II. Websites

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth (AAP)
AAP's online home for adolescent sexual health LGBTQ information containing access to clinical guidance for healthcare providers, videos demonstrating conversations with adolescent patients, and other helpful resources for providers, adolescents, and families.

Health Risks Among Sexual Minority Youth (CDC)
CDC DASH webpage with recent (2019) reports on health risks for sexual minority youth.

Protective Factors for LGBT Youth: Information for Health and Education Professionals (CDC)
This page summarizes key findings that can strengthen programs and research that support LGBT youth.

Survey of Today's Adolescent Relationships and Transitions (START) (CDC)
Information about CDC DASH innovative, social media-based recruitment and data collection project targeting gay, bisexual, and questioning males (13-18 years old) and trans youth (13-24 years old) in response to the increase in HIV infection, particularly among Black and Latino adolescent males who have sex with males.

Protective Factor Resources for LGBT Youth (CDC)
CDC DASH protective factor resources to support LGBT youth.

Adolescent and School Health: For Health Providers (CDC)
CDC DASH collection of resources on health risks among youth and sexual health services for the health provider audience.  Includes print-ready infographics on HIV, LGBTQ health risks and supports.

My Story Out Loud (Advocates for Youth)
Advocates for Youth “Queer and Gender Equity Project” (QGEP) seeks to build the capacity of organizations interested in and committed to improving the sexual health of all young people, including LGBTQ youth of color. Project goals are to: Build the capacity of youth-serving professionals to serve LGBTQ youth of color; Create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth of color; and Redress homophobia and transphobia within the local community (i.e., schools, agencies, community, etc.).

Queer and Gender Equity Project (QGEP) (Advocates for Youth)
Advocates for Youth “Queer and Gender Equity Project” (QGEP) seeks to build the capacity of organizations interested in and committed to improving the sexual health of all young people, including LGBTQ youth of color. Project goals are to: Build the capacity of youth-serving professionals to serve LGBTQ youth of color; Create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth of color; and Redress homophobia and transphobia within the local community (i.e., schools, agencies, community, etc.).

YouthResource Leadership Program (Advocates for Youth)
Advocates for Youth “YouthResource” LGBTQ Youth Leadership Program is designed by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people of color. LGBTQ youth apply to the program and if successful attend a five-day intensive training institute to help them hone their advocacy and mobilization skills. YouthResource members then work throughout the year to advocate for improvements in policies and practices that impact LGBTQ youth of color, on college campuses and at the state and federal level. YouthResource members contribute to My Story Out Loud, a digital storytelling campaign dedicated to uplifting the narratives of LGBTQ+ youth of color across the nation.

LGBT Youth Resources (American Psychological Association)
American Psychological Association webpage devoted to supportive resources for LGBT youth. Includes the series Promoting Resiliency for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority Students in Schools ­– a set of pamphlets that document best practices for educators, school counselors, administrators and personnel, based on the latest research on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender diverse, questioning and intersex students. The series includes topics such as gender diversity among students, helping to support families with LGBT children and youth, risk factors and resiliency factors within schools around health and well-being of LGBT youth, and basic facts about gender diversity and sexual orientation among children and youth.

GLSEN
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Website resources include a series of recorded webinars on LGBT issues in K-12 education, educator tools and resources (including a Safe Space kit) and the GLSEN National School Climate Survey, that reports on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the school-related challenges and school-based resources that support LGBTQ students’ well-being.  

National School Climate Survey
Reports on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the school-related challenges and school-based resources that support LGBTQ students’ well-being.  

AMAZE
AMAZE creates age-appropriate animated videos for adolescents 10-4 years and offers parents and educators resources to open lines of communication about important sexual health topics in a fun, engaging format. 

Healthy Teen Network
Healthy Teen Network promotes better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. Includes eLearning modules for privacy/confidentiality and sexual and reproductive services for LGBTQ youth.

Adolescent Health Initiative (University of Michigan)
The Adolescent Health Initiative works to advance innovative adolescent-centered health care through practice improvement, education, research, and youth and community engagement and transform the health care landscape to optimize adolescent and young adult health and well-being. The website includes resources and tools including “Starter Guides” (topics include Adolescent Risk Screening, Adolescent Well Exam, Chlamydia Screening, Adolescent Vaccinations and HPV, School and SBHC Collaboration, SBHC-PCP Collaboration for an Expanded Medical Home, Strategies for Providing Youth-Friendly Services, Engaging with Youth on Social Media, LGBTQ+ Youth-Friendly Services), videos, archived webinars, and youth-friendly materials including posters in English and Spanish, posters customizable with state-specific information and infographics).


III. Fact Sheet

Parents' Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know
Fact sheet for parents with information and suggestions for supporting LGB youth. 

HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
CDC DASH fact sheet provides facts, information on HIV prevention challenges and school-based strategies for addressing HIV among young men having sex with men.  


IV. Multimedia Resources

Clinicians Can Play an Important Role in keeping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Healthy (CDC Infographic)
CDC DASH infographic highlights the ways that health care providers keep LGBT youth healthy. Print-ready.

Clinicians Can Play an Important Role in keeping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Healthy (Risk Behavior Comparisons) (CDC Infographic)
CDC DASH infographic highlights risk behaviors among LGBT youth. Print-ready.

I'm Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight (Advocates for Youth)
This resource is for young Muslims who want support around their various complicated identities, from religion to sexual orientation and gender identity. We hope that this publication is a resource for you to better understand issues around sexuality, religion, sexual health and consent.

Making Room for Gender Diversity in School Health Services and Sex Education - Archived Webinar (School-based Health Alliance)
SBHA webinar sharing relevant research, inclusive approaches and affirming practices that can be used when teaching or discussing puberty and reproductive health with students.


V. e-Learning Course

Affirming Medical Care for LGBTQ Adolescents (AAP)
After completing this learning experience you should be able to define LGBTQ and gender identity, to identify three risk factors faced by LGBTQ youth, to identify three ways to be more inclusive of LGBTQ youth when providing healthcare services, to apply STI screening recommendations for this population, and finally, to introduce resources for LGBTQ youth and their families. Includes case-based presentations.

 

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