Family acceptance in adolescence and the health of LGBT young adults.

  title={Family acceptance in adolescence and the health of LGBT young adults.},
  author={Caitlin Ryan and Stephen T. Russell and David M. Huebner and Rafael D{\'i}az and Jorge S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc},
  volume={23 4},
ISSUE the role of family acceptance as a protective factor for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents and young adults has not been established. METHODS a quantitative measure with items derived from prior qualitative work retrospectively assessed family accepting behaviors in response to LGBT adolescents' sexual orientation and gender expression and their relationship to mental health, substance abuse, and sexual risk in young adults (N= 245). FINDINGS family acceptance… CONTINUE READING


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