Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Born This Way Foundation Transitional Living Program

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susan Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The Born This Way Foundation has devoted their work to improving the mental wellness and environments within the LGBT community to build an accepting and kinder world. By creating safe and welcoming spaces we are able to give the youth in the community opportunities for positive learning experiences that will provide protection from discrimination and provide access to resources to meet any mental health needs they may have. A Born This Way Foundation Home would be a space where the foundation can house homeless youth through a Transitional Living Program that typically provides stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months. A mentorship program would be put into place to provide resources for collaborations between peers, artists, educators, and researchers who can study how to best provide for the large amount of LGBT youth we see becoming homeless every year. Resources: Keuroghlian, A. S., Shtasel, D., & Bassuk, E. L. (2014). Out on the street: A public health and policy agenda for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are homeless. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry Equalityutah.org Germanotta, C. (2016). 2016 Impact Report

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Born This Way Foundation Transitional Living Program

The South Atrium

The Born This Way Foundation has devoted their work to improving the mental wellness and environments within the LGBT community to build an accepting and kinder world. By creating safe and welcoming spaces we are able to give the youth in the community opportunities for positive learning experiences that will provide protection from discrimination and provide access to resources to meet any mental health needs they may have. A Born This Way Foundation Home would be a space where the foundation can house homeless youth through a Transitional Living Program that typically provides stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months. A mentorship program would be put into place to provide resources for collaborations between peers, artists, educators, and researchers who can study how to best provide for the large amount of LGBT youth we see becoming homeless every year. Resources: Keuroghlian, A. S., Shtasel, D., & Bassuk, E. L. (2014). Out on the street: A public health and policy agenda for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are homeless. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry Equalityutah.org Germanotta, C. (2016). 2016 Impact Report