Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Who've Experienced Sexual Abuse

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A tip sheet from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Child Traumatic Stress Network aims to help counselors compassionately support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who have experienced sexual abuse.

"LGBTQ Youth and Sexual Abuse: Information for Mental Health Professionals" (PDF, 1.3 MB) introduces counselors to the "continuums of sex, gender and sexual orientation" and discusses some reasons LGBTQ youth may be at risk for sexual abuse.

The tip sheet suggests that two ways youth-serving professionals can help LGBTQ youth who've experienced sexual abuse are by connecting them with with positive role models and mentors and with LGBTQ resources in the community.

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