LGBTQ Youth & Families
Research shows that one of the biggest early influences on LGBTQ youth can be their family of origin. Our team is interested in closely examining the relationships between LGBTQ youth and their parents, siblings, and other family members to better understand how families can adapt to and support their child's LGBTQ identity. We use a range of methodological and theoretical approaches in this line of research, and are particularly driven by the potential to positively impact LGBTQ youth's mental health through these efforts.
- Clark, K. A., Dougherty, L. R., & Pachankis, J. E. (2021). A study of parents of sexual and gender minority children: Linking parental reactions with child mental health. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000456