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SMYAL Publications

  • Addressing the Urgent Needs of DC Area LGBTQ Youth is SMYAL's 2011 community report that demonstrates that LGBTQ youth remain at risk for many negative health outcomes and calls on community stakeholders to increase support and services for LGBTQ youth.
  • Confronting the Crisis is an April 2006 report where SMYAL staff identify major areas of need, discuss possible solutions and strategies, and determine concrete actions to address these issues.
  • SMYAL Literature Review: Risk Factors for LGBTQ Youth explains recent studies showing that LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to be at risk for many negative health factors, including substance abuse, homelessness, HIV and other STD infection, physical and verbal abuse, and suicide. 
  • Local LGBT Resources for Aging-Out SMYAL Youth is a guide for youth who age out of SMYAL and are looking for ways to stay connected to the DC-area LGBTQ community.

If interested in these reports, please email jason[dot]laney@smyal[dot]org.

 

 

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