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Healing the Rainbow Retreat Program: A grant proposal using holistic interventions to combat internalized discrimination within the LGBT community
by Spencer, Valerie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 53; 1593798
Abstract (Summary)

In the United States, an estimated 3.5% of Americans are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual, and approximately 0.3% identify as Transgender (LGBT). LGBT persons encounter societal discrimination which routinely contributes to verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. Research indicates that stigma and discrimination contribute to anxiety and depression, high risk sexual practices, substance abuse and suicidal ideation within this population. The purpose of this proposal was to assist Transcend Empowerment Institute secure funding to develop a program which integrates traditional group therapy tools with complimentary therapeutic practices, as a means of addressing discrimination-based depression and anxiety symptoms experienced by LGBT people. The grant writer selected Liberty Hill Foundation as a funding source for the proposed program. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Washington, Thomas . A.
Commitee: Brocato., Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Counseling Psychology, Spirituality, LGBTQ studies
Keywords: Anxiety and depression, Discrimination, Gay and lesbian, Lgbt, Spiritually-integrative, Transgender
Publication Number: 1593798
ISBN: 978-1-321-90083-5
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