Positive parenting practices, such as having honest and open conversations, can help reduce teen health risk behaviors.
How parents engage with their LGB teen can have a tremendous impact on their adolescent’s current and future mental and physical health.
A complex combination of factors can impact youth health outcomes.
LGB youth are at greater risk for depression, suicide, substance use, and sexual behaviors that can place them at increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Schools can implement evidence-based policies, procedures, and activities designed to promote a healthy environment for all youth, including LGB students.
It's not trying to change the world, just share a story. The mother/daughter relationship overtones, not just between O'Grady's character & her young teen, but between O'Grady & her mother, were interesting, realistic & could have been further pursued a bit.
Then the cookie is whole again in the next shot over Deena's shoulder.
Then in the next shot over Jess' shoulder, the cookie is shown with the broken piece again.
5%) more likely to not go to school at least one day during the 30 days prior to the survey because of safety concerns, compared with heterosexual students.
While not a direct measure of school performance, absenteeism has been linked to low graduation rates, which can have lifelong consequences.