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An exploratory study of the impact of participating in social support groups for transgender and gendernonconforming youth

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An exploratory study of the impact of participating in social support groups for transgender and gendernonconforming youth
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Manuel-Ebanks
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Aishah
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Aishah Manuel-Ebanks
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Michael
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Boyd-Franklin
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Nancy Boyd-Franklin
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
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Gender minority youth often experience internal and external psychosocial stressors, such as hostile or negative school climates, peer victimization, invalidating home environments, and familial rejection. Consistent exposure to these stressful events is associated with greater psychological (e.g. depression) and behavioral health problems (e.g. substance use). This study investigated the role of social support groups (SSGs) in helping to mitigate the impact of these psychosocial stressors and how such groups might help to improve psychological outcomes for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teens. Twelve TGNC adolescents, who were active members of social support groups, participated in two focus group discussions to share their group-related experiences. Focus group discussions revealed that TGNC youth gravitated towards SSGs as these groups facilitated engagement with a social network, and the relational processes that manifest during group participation served as a protective factor to ameliorate the impact of exposure to stressful situations. Participants in the study characterized the relationships among group members as “family.” These fictive kinships provided opportunities for TGNC to experience being connected to a supportive relational unit. As a result, group membership afforded teens an opportunity to be on the receiving and giving ends of social support. Members were able to access several types of social support by virtue of group participation that diminished their social isolation and enhanced their coping capacity. Data yielded from this study has potential to create a framework for guiding the development of effective interventions to address the needs of TGNC youth.
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Transgender youth
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School Psychology
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Social networks -- Therapeutic use
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Transgender people -- Identity
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