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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalitiesInternational perspectives in social work$
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Julie Fish and Kate Karban

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447309673

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001

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Social services for LGBT young people in the United States

Social services for LGBT young people in the United States

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Chapter:
(p.113) Six Social services for LGBT young people in the United States
Source:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities
Author(s):

Elizabeth A. Winter

Diane E. Elze

Susan Saltzburg

Mitchell Rosenwald

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.003.0006

This chapter addresses policies and practices promoting equitable services for LGBT homeless or runaway youth by presenting the case study of Sari, a young person involved in multiple service systems. An ideal, seamless systems-of-care approach to service delivery, including education, housing and family support is described in the context of promising practices and recommended policies in the USA. Family and community support are emphasised and best practice in providing quality services and reducing health disparities is highlighted.

Keywords:   homeless and runaway LGBT youth, intersectionality, human rights, systems-of-care, mental health, family support, LGBT-affirmative policies and practices

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