Title

Pathways to accessibility: Participants identifying the barriers to young and proud.

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

Keywords

Education, Guidance and Counseling.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study identifies barriers to the AIDS Committee of Windsor's Young and Proud program, a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. They are explored in a qualitative study of 10 gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth who either currently participate or have previously participated in the program. Participants were interviewed in person by means of an open-ended questionnaire to describe, in their own words, existing or perceived barriers to accessing this program. Content analysis revealed several barriers. These identified barriers included: outreach strategies, age range of participants, confidentiality, site location, group format and 'at-risk' youth. The researcher offers seven program planning recommendations based on the participants' experiences and the existing literature. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .W55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1115. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.