Contributors: Green, A.E., Willging, C.E., Ramos, M.M., Shattuck, D., & Gunderson, L.
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture, Research Studies
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth, Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ
Evidence-based strategies to ensure school safety and supports for SGM youth in the U.S. remain underutilized nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends six evidence-based strategies to improve safety and support for sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth in U.S. schools. This qualitative study highlights several outer- and inner-context factors impacting the ability of high schools and their staff to implement these evidence-based strategies. These can be used to inform the development of implementation strategies to modify school health systems from within to best support evidence-based practices for SGM youth and other stigmatized populations.