New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
YSPH study examines the impact of intersectional experiences on Black LGBQ Americans
A study from the Yale School of Public Health published earlier this year laid the groundwork for several current research investigations by finding that the intersectional experiences of Black LGBQ Americans can either trigger identity conflicts or help to affirm their identities as members of both the Black and LGBQ communities.Source: Yale Daily News
Many LGTBQ youth who die by suicide are bullied before their death, study finds
A new study looking at hundreds of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide finds that many were bullied before their death, adding to a growing body of evidence showing how bullying can result in deadly consequences.Source: CNN
Yale Alumnus Pledges $5 Million for Yale School of Public Health Fund and Professorship to Advance LGBTQ Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine alumnus David R. Kessler, M.D. ’55, is directing $5 million from his estate to the Yale School of Public Health, part of which is intended for the creation of a David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship. The professorship and accompanying resource fund will support teaching and research associated with improving LGBTQ mental health.
Researchers blast Florida’s transgender treatment plan as ‘incorrect and scientifically unfounded’
National medical and legal researchers have issued a report condemning Florida health officials’ plan to block Medicaid coverage for gender-dysphoria treatments, saying the move lacks “any persuasive scientific or medical justification.”Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel
Academics attack Florida plan to limit transgender treatment
A plan by Florida health officials that likely would restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people lacks sound medical justification and may be politically motivated, according to a group of academics from Yale University and other schools.Source: The Washington Post
Team of Experts Provides Critical Review of Florida Medical Report on Transgender Care
As Florida policymakers pursue state-level restrictions on transgender care, legal and medical experts from Yale Law School, the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern, and University of Alabama at Birmingham have released a new report that identifies and refutes the many unscientific claims behind the effort.Source: Yale Law School News
Celebrating Pride Month: PAEA President Kara Caruthers in Conversation with Fellow PA Leaders
Interviewed by PAEA President, Kara Caruthers: ... As we lean into our vision of Health for All and the values of well-being, equity, and inclusion, recognizing Pride Month and eliminating barriers causing the health inequities within the LGBTQ+ community is critical.Source: PA Education Association (PAEA) Networker: News: Leadership Blog
Happy Pride! Some News & Activities for Pride Month
This month in honor of Pride, the Yale School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs is proud to share: A review of some of our accomplishments from the past academic year Summer planning for upcoming DAC initiatives in the fall Links to local Pride celebration and event listings for this month An invitation to get involved by joining one of our Working Groups or by becoming a member of the DAC board!
Op-Ed: Denying trans youth gender-affirming care is an affront to science and medical ethics
Legislation attacking medical care for transgender youth marks a new extreme for scientific misinformation in the America. Years of study and scientific scrutiny have established safe, evidence-based guidelines for delivery of lifesaving, gender-affirming care.Source: Los Angeles Times
Most transgender youth persist in their gender identity after five years, study finds
An overwhelming majority of transgender youth remained consistent in their gender identity five years after their initial social transition, according to the first large-scale, long-term study of transgender children of its kind published Wednesday.Source: Newsbreak