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Whitfield Among Authors Published in Journal of Interpersonal Violence


Associate Professor Darren Whitfield, PhD, is among the authors of “Take It Out on the Floor”: Experiences of Violence Among Black LGBT House and Ball Community Youth in a Rust Belt City recently published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Black, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), individuals experience higher rates of violent victimization compared to their cisgender heterosexual counterparts over their life course. Among Black LGBT people, witnessing and experiencing violence have been related to poor health outcomes, including depression, risky sexual behavior, substance use, and lower engagement in healthcare services. We engaged in research to better understand the effects of violence experienced by the Black LGBT youth community.


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