Toomey Lab Projects
1. Risk/protection factors related to suicide behaviors among LGBTQ youth
This project uses a large data set from several schools and community organizations to examine the role of developmental assets in reducing risk for suicide behaviors among sexual minority and gender diverse youth. Funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2015-2017).
2. Identity, Family, and School Experiences of Latin@ LGBTQ Youth
This project examines how intersecting experiences related to race-ethnicity and sexual orientation contribute to well-being and academic achievement among over 400 Latin@ LGBTQ-identified youth. Data were collected online using social media recruitment via the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
3. Pilot study: Trans Youth & Family Cognitively-Based Compassion Training Intervention
This project examines the feasibility and effectiveness of a cognitively-based compassion training with trans youth and their families (aimed at recruiting 8-10). Participants will be recruited from parent of trans youth support groups in Tucson. Funded by the Institute for LGBT Studies at UA.
4. Athletes’ perceptions of the climate for LGBTQ athletes in Collegiate Sports and athlete ally development
This project explores perceptions of the climate for LGBTQ athletes and athlete ally identity among 159 college-student athletes at NCAA Division I schools.
5. Pilot study: Effectiveness of an arts-based suicide prevention program for SGM Youth
This project examines the feasibility and effectiveness of an arts-based suicide prevention program for sexual and gender minority youth. Funded by the University of Arizona Faculty Seed Grant and Alliance Foundation.
6. Braving and Enduring the US as Authentic Trans Youth Study
This study examines the experiences of trans youth between the ages of 13 to 17 during COVID-19 and in response to the increasing number of anti-trans bills.
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