The relationship between sexual orientation and risk for suicide: Research findings and future directions for research and prevention.
Disclosure of sexual orientation, victimization, and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults.
H., Mimiaga, M., Van Derwarker, R., Goldhammer, H., & Bradford, J. Fenway Community Health’s model of integrated community-based LGBT care, education and research.
African American undergraduates on a predominantly white campus: Academic factors, social networks, and campus climate.
Also, while the gay male culture may be fairly well defined, the transgender group in itself encompasses a range of identities and group behavior, from transvestite to gender transformation.
At the same time, those issues that effect all people are of interest when conducting research within the LGBT community, e.g., culture, family of origin, family and identity formation, aging, caregiving, health care, disabilities, end of life, substance abuse, mental health, and issues of social justice. Lesbian and bisexual women’s health: An overview for healthcare providers.
The NASW publication, notes that “LGB (sic) youths, older people, and people of color are often unnoticed and consequentially underserved” (NASW, 2003, p. Not merely are they underserved, the evidence base for practice with them is minimal, though growing. Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The NASW policy statement on LGB issues states that “social work schools are expected to offer research opportunities for investigating issues of relevance to this population (while also integrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual people into general research)” (NASW, 2003, p. The Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) recently convened a symposium, to assess the state of the scientific knowledge and to identify an approach to furthering the evidence base for practice.
Social support networks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults 60 years of age or older.
The nature of the subject matter is highly complex, the population of interest is stigmatized, and access to the population for research is challenging, resulting in a relatively unexplored set of social issues. J., Bradford, J., Rothblum, E., Scout, White, J., Dunn, P., Lawrence, A., Wolfe, D., & Xavier, J. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health: Findings and concerns.
As with other minority or culturally-defined groups, the LGBT community is not monolithic in nature.
This NASW research Web page focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social work research.
It provides an overview of an under-researched set of social concerns and provides links to resources and a collection of publications by social work researchers.