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Education, Guidance and Counseling.
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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.
Wilcox, Michael K., "Pathways to accessibility: Participants identifying the barriers to young and proud." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3018.