Sunday, January 20, 2019: 9:45 AM-11:15 AM
Golden Gate 6, Lobby Level (Hilton San Francisco)
Cluster: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO&GI)
Darren Whitfield, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Symposium Purpose: Adolescent and young adults are at higher risk for experiencing victimization. Roughly, more than half adults in the United States will report experiencing victimization during their childhood or early adult years. In addition, several marginalized groups are at greater risk for experiencing victimization in their adolescence and young adulthood as a result of marginalized identities. Recent literature suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents and young adults experience disproportionate rates of victimization based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The purpose of this symposium is to describe the experience and context of victimization of LGBTQ youth and young adults, focusing on the role of intersectional identities. The series will examine childhood polyvictimization of LGBTQ youth of color, intimate partner violence LGBTQ college students, and victimization of LBGQ youth in relationship to anti-LGBTQ policies. Each study builds a case for specific LGBTQ practice and policies recommendations to reduce victimization of LGBTQ youth and young adults.
* noted as presenting author
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