1. Gender Minority Stress, Mental Health, and Relationship Quality: A Dyadic Investigation of Transgender Women and Their Cisgender Male Partners

    High rates of stigma, discrimination and financial hardship don’t only affect the many transgender women who face these challenges. According to a study in the Journal of Family Psychology, they can affect their cisgender (non-transgender) male partners as well. The findings were not surprising to several advocates who are transgender...
  2. Risky Business: Trauma Exposure and Rate of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in African American Children and Adolescents

    Demographics, parental risk factors, and experiencing interpersonal trauma (domestic violence, community violence, and physical and sexual abuse) are related to childhood posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about these factors and the risk of PTSD in African American children. This study examined associations between PTSD symptoms and gender, age, parent mental illness,...
  3. Network Adequacy and Health Equity: Improving Health Insurance Provider Networks for Communities of Color

    This brief describes the barriers that people of color face disproportionately in gaining access to necessary health care, components of an adequate health care provider network, and policies to help achieve such networks in private insurance plans. Topics include health disparities; geographic distribution, numbers, and types of health care providers;...
  4. Decreasing Family Violence and Recidivism For African American Men

    Description: Intervention: recruitment, training, and retention of African American batterers intervention professionals and training for others to increase cultural competence Prevention/Early Intervention: Creation of batterers intervention ‘peer mentors’ who are African American men and others that have successfully completed programs and remain abuse free. Peer Mentors who support men in...