Promoting Healthy Relationships Among LGBT Youth

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:    July 1, 2013
    Project End Date:      June 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.

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  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
  • Alliance School
  • Alverno College
  • Diverse & Resilient, Inc.
  • GSA for Safe Schools
  • GLBT Partnership/Goodwill Industry
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Outreach, Inc.
  • Pathfinders
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Pride Center
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Youth Go
  • MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Gastroenterology
  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:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  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
    • Conducted numerous community presentations and outreach programs, including at:
      • 2016 Beyond All Limits Conference
      • Alliance High School
      • BMO ERG
      • Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
      • Camp EveryTown
      • End Abuse Wisconsin’s Teen Council
      • Escuela Verde
      • LGBT Center of Southeast Wisconsin
      • Rockwell Automation
      • Sojourner Family Peace Center’s Healthy Relationships Summit
      • UW-Milwaukee
  • 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)
    • Presented at the 2016 Wisconsin LGBT Conference and Planned Parenthood’s Safe Healthy Strong Conference
Contact Us

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

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