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LGBTQ Youth and Sexual Abuse: Information for Mental Health Professionals

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Provides a short glossary of relevant terms and a chart delineating the continuums of sex, gender, and sexual orientation. This fact sheet offers summaries of issues concerning LGBTQ youth and their parents related to sexual orientation and sexual abuse; a table of common myths and stereotypes about LGBTQ youth and sexual abuse; recommendations for practitioners and agencies on counseling LGBTQ youth; and guidance in treating LGBTQ youth following sexual abuse.

Published in 2014