Promoting Healthy Relationships Among LGBT Youth

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2013
     Project End Date: 6/30/2018
     Award Amount:     $750,000

Project Goal Statement: The goal of this project is to promote healthy relationship behaviors among LGBT youth in Wisconsin (ages 14-24) to decrease their risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of intimate partner dating violence.

 Community Partner(s):

Primary Community Partner: Gary Hollander, PhD, Diverse & Resilient, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names:

  • 7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • GSA for Safe Schools
  • LGBT Partnership/Goodwill Industries
  • Outreach, Inc.
  • Pathfinders
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Pride Center
  • Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Carol Galletly, JD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Additional Academic Partners: Tom Lytle, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2013 - February 2014
Project Progress Report Summary March 2014 - February 2015

 Affiliated Web Pages:

7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Diverse & Resilient, Inc.
GSA for Safe Schools
LGBT Partnership/Goodwill Industries
Outreach, Inc.
Pathfinders
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Pride Center
Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed a palm card describing the program for use during participant recruitment
    • Conducted sign up for Safe Dates at an agency information table at the Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference (February 2014)
    • Presented project information to community members through presentations at COA Youth and Family Centers, Sojourner Family Peace Center, UW-Milwaukee, WCASA/WCADV, DV/SA Subcommittee Milwaukee and Alliance School Parent’s Night
    • Conducted community outreach through tabling at events at Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) La Crosse Fundraiser and Alliance School Parent’s Night
  • Presentations
    • Presented a workshop at the Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference (February 2014)
    • Presented a workshop at Planned Parenthood’s Safe Healthy Strong (August 2014)
    • Presented a workshop at the Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference (February 2015)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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