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Resources by Topic: Stigma

Outness, Stigma, and Primary Health Care Utilization among Rural LGBT Populations
Examines if a relationship exists between higher levels of stigma and/or lower levels of outness with less access to primary healthcare services for rural LGBT populations. Includes demographic statistics by race, ethnicity, orientation, relationship status, education, and other statistics regarding healthcare access and utilization.
Author(s): J. Whitehead, John Shaver, Rob Stephenson
Citation: PLoS One, 11(1)
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Webinar: Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence Webinar
Webinar produced for the Nebraska Coalition discussing transgender and gender-nonconforming vocabulary, cultural competency, and rates of sexual violence and domestic violence. Describes the role of human service and healthcare providers in increasing access to care, including rural service delivery and particular issues facing rural trans populations. Presents statistical data on transgender demographics and rates of violence.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: FORGE
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Predicting Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help among Alaska Natives
Gauges attitudes of Alaska Natives toward psychological help by examining current and previous experience, social and self stigma, and cultural identity. Identifies variables in mental health help-seeking attitudes to better inform methods for increasing service use among Alaska Natives.
Author(s): Brittany Freitas-Murrell, Joshua K. Swift
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(3), 21-35
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Rural Parents' Perceived Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Services for Their Children: Development and Evaluation of a New Instrument
Discusses the effectiveness of a research tool to measure perceptions of stigma by parents living in rural Appalachia regarding the provision of mental health services for children with psychosocial issues.
Author(s): Stacey L. Williams, Jodi Polaha
Citation: Psychological Assessment, 26(3), 763-773
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Reducing Rural Suicide
Describes the efforts of psychologists searching for innovative ways to reach out to people in isolated communities. Includes a specific focus on Native American and veteran populations to address stigma and access to care, and create a preventive environment.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Clay
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 45(4), 36
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Stopping the Stigma: Changing Public Perceptions of Sexual Assault in Rural Communities
A guide produced to help sexual assault service providers in rural California connect with supporting community organizations. Outlines challenges faced in rural areas and strategies to achieve successful partnerships with each group.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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Fighting Stigma and Denial: HIV/AIDS in the Rural Community
Discusses best practices, adjustments to clinical practice environments, care integration, and other methods to confront stigma and eliminate discrimination while providing HIV/AIDS healthcare and related services in rural areas.
Date: 04/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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