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.
- Early Timing and Determinants of the Sexual Orientation Disparity in Internalizing Psychopathology: A Prospective Cohort Study from Ages 3 to 15.Pachankis JE, Clark KA, Klein DN, Dougherty LR. J Youth Adolesc. 2022 Mar; 2021 Nov 3. PMID: 34731394.
- Prevalence of Bullying Among Youth Classified as LGBTQ Who Died by Suicide as Reported in the National Violent Death Reporting System, 2003-2017.Clark KA, Cochran SD, Maiolatesi AJ, Pachankis JE. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Dec 1. PMID: 32453408.
- Parent versus child report of children's sexual orientation: associations with psychiatric morbidity in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study.Clark KA, Mennies RJ, Olino TM, Dougherty LR, Pachankis JE. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 May; 2020 Apr 2. PMID: 32439147.
- A 7-year longitudinal study of sexual minority young men's parental relationships and mental health.Pachankis JE, Sullivan TJ, Moore NF. J Fam Psychol. 2018 Dec; 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29927284.
- 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