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Seth's Law of 2012: A Policy Analysis
by Sanchez, Jennifer C., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 47; 10785904
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to conduct a policy analysis of Seth’s Law 2012. Bullying on school campuses is a severe and pervasive problem that has been shown to cause detrimental risk factors and negative outcomes for many LGBTQ youth. This study utilized a qualitative design, collecting data from primary and secondary sources that addressed this legislation. Results indicate that LGBTQ youth are bullied at higher rates than heterosexual youth. Additionally, the results indicated that stricter anti-bullying legislation that holds the Department of Education and its school districts accountable for following such laws is needed. Implications for social work practice, policy, and research were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth M.
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Social studies education
Keywords: Bullying, LGBTQ youth, Seth's law
Publication Number: 10785904
ISBN: 978-0-438-19641-4
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