Latino gay men and the psychocultural barriers to AIDS prevention. Mother-child interaction, private speech, and task performance in preschool children with behavior problems. The NASW publication, notes that “LGB (sic) youths, older people, and people of color are often unnoticed and consequentially underserved” (NASW, 2003, p. Not merely are they underserved, the evidence base for practice with them is minimal, though growing. Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The NASW policy statement on LGB issues states that “social work schools are expected to offer research opportunities for investigating issues of relevance to this population (while also integrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual people into general research)” (NASW, 2003, p. The Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) recently convened a symposium, to assess the state of the scientific knowledge and to identify an approach to furthering the evidence base for practice. Methodological barriers include small sample sizes, homogeneity of the sample population, and a lack of attention to the bisexual and transgender experience. They demonstrate the richness and variety of social work practice and research interests that impact upon and are part of the lives of LGBT people. Social work practitioners, educators, and researchers can participate in the vital role of supporting this marginalized community by conducting community-based research in order to better meet the needs of LGBT people and the communities in which they live. High tobacco use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Mounting evidence about a hidden population’s health risk behavior.
Presenters discussed the impact of oppression, the importance of community participatory research, the role of the practitioner-researcher who is also a member of the LGBT community, the variety of relationships developed in the absence of socially sanctioned relationships, the role of risk behavior in health maintenance, child development in families where both parents are of the same gender, the importance of qualitative methodology and limitations of the use of large data sets in which LGBT people have not been accessed or identified as such, and the vicissitudes of developing a research career in various academic environments. The nature of the subject matter is highly complex, the population of interest is stigmatized, and access to the population for research is challenging, resulting in a relatively unexplored set of social issues. J., Bradford, J., Rothblum, E., Scout, White, J., Dunn, P., Lawrence, A., Wolfe, D., & Xavier, J. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health: Findings and concerns. As with other minority or culturally-defined groups, the LGBT community is not monolithic in nature. Incidence and mental health impact of sexual orientation victimization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths in high school. Transgender youth: Challenging traditional “girl-boy” activities–Implications of an exploratory study for new directions in research.