Verbal and Physical Abuse as Stressors in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Youths: Associations with School Problems, Running Away, Substance Abuse, Prostitution, and Suicide.Savin-Williams, Ritch C.
Abstract: Reviews verbal and physical abuse that threatens well-being and physical survival of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual youths. Notes that this response to gay male, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents by significant others in their environment is often associated with several problematic outcomes, including school-related problems, running away, conflict with the law, substance abuse, prostitution, and suicide. (Author/NB)
Title: Verbal and Physical Abuse as Stressors in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Youths: Associations with School Problems, Running Away, Substance Abuse, Prostitution, and Suicide.
Author: Savin-Williams, Ritch C.
Journal Citation: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v62 n2 p261-69 Apr 1994
Publication Year: 1994
Document Type: General Report (140); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Counselors and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ484602
Clearinghouse Identifier: CG544965
Available from: UMI
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).
Descriptors: * Adolescents; * Child Abuse; * Homosexuality; * Lesbianism; Runaways; Stress Variables; Student Problems; Substance Abuse; Suicide; Youth Problems
Identifiers: *Bisexuality; *Prostitution