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Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

By Charlotte Patterson, Youth-NEX Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine & the UVA Department of Psychology In the fall of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a landmark report on the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex(e.g., persons with differences of sexual development), and other sexual and […]

LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

By Michael Garringer, Jennifer Bourgoin, Christian Rummell, Hillary Bardwell, & Jessica Mitchell, MENTOR  The LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ responds to a long-standing call to extend the reach and quality of mentoring relationships to one of our nation’s most underserved, marginalized, and vulnerable populations- youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

The effectiveness of digital mental health interventions for marginalized populations

Schueller, S. M., Hunter, J. F., Figueroa, C., & Aguilera, A. (2019). Use of Digital Mental Health for Marginalized and Underserved Populations. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 6(3), 243–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40501-019-00181-z Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although digital mental health (DMH) can help make mental health services more accessible for marginalized people, there’s still a lack […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Dr. Gary Harper’s research, advocacy, and policy work with LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S. and Africa

Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, as well as a Professor of Global Public Health, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Harper’s research and community work focuses on the mental health and sexual health needs of adolescents and young adults who experience varying degrees […]

Sexual minority youth natural mentoring experiences differ from those of heterosexual youth

Johnson, D., Gastic, B. (2015). Natural Mentoring in the Lives of Sexual Minority Youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(4), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21692 Summarized by Karina De Andrade Notes of Interest: Sexual minority youth were less likely than heterosexual youth to identify family members as mentors, and more likely to identify school adults as mentors. Sexual minority youth […]

How informal mentoring may benefit the educational resilience of sexual minority youth

Gastic, B. & Johnson, D. (2009). Teacher-mentors and the educational resilience of sexual minority youth, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 21:2-3, 219-231, DOI:10.1080/10538720902772139 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: “Teacher-mentors and the Educational resilience of Sexual Minority Youth” is the first research study that analyzes the advantages of informally mentoring sexual minority […]

How mentors can promote positive outcomes for gay young adults

Drevon, D. D., Almazan, E. P., Jacob, S., Rhymer, K. N. (2015). Impact of mentors during adolescence on outcomes among gay young adults. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(6), 821-837. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2015.1112583 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Introduction: LGBTQ adolescents are at a risk of a whole host of negative outcomes, including poor school achievement, risky health […]

Research review: Mentoring for LGBTQI-GNC Youth

The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) has published the latest installment in their series: Mentoring Model/Population Review. The September 2016 iteration is a review of the latest research on the subject of mentoring youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC). Written by Christian L. Rummell, the review spans nearly […]

So you support your gay teen, great: You still have to parent (and mentor) them

By Terri Peters When gay teens come out to their parents, it’s an experience often rife with emotion and candor that can’t help but change the kid–parent dynamic. But experts say that processing a child’s proclamation of their sexuality is only the beginning of the journey for moms and dads. And while there are an […]

An interview with Transgender expert, Professor Walter Bockting

Eight questions for transgender expert Walter Bockting, PhD Founded in 1998, the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 honors those murdered as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 16.8 percent of transgender students report being physically assaulted because of their gender expression and 32.1 percent experience […]