Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees

Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees

Published by Mathematica Policy Research, this report summarizes findings from four case studies of the Administration for Children and Family's Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program grantees serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  The purpose of the study was to learn about programs' strategies for identifying and serving LGBTQ RHY, the challenges programs face in understanding and addressing the needs of this population, and potential areas for future research. 

Findings are presented on the following four topics: (1) agencies collection and use of data on clients' sexual orientation and gender identity; (2) providers assessment and perceptions of needs and capacities among LGBTQ RHY; (3) providers approaches to serving LGBTQ RHY; and (4) providers perceptions of research gaps and data needs related to services for LGBTQ RHY.  Issues for policy makers and practitioners to consider related to serving LGBTQ RHY are also provided.  (February 2014)

http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/14/lgbt-rhy/rpt_lgbtq%20rhy.cfm