Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact all communities, yet studies show that some populations, such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+) community, are affected disproportionately.
- One CDC study found that participants who identified as LGBT reported significantly higher exposure to ACEs than comparison groups.
- According to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 56 percent of LGBTQ+ people reported that someone in their household had experienced job loss, furloughs, or a reduction in income or hours due to COVID-19, compared with 44 percent of non-LGBTQ+ people.
- Data from the CDC released just a couple of months ago found that LGBTQ+ youth reported greater levels of poor mental health, emotional abuse by a parent or caregiver, and suicide attempts than their counterparts.
Springboard is committed to providing quality care to all and making a concerted effort to connect with the LGBTQ+ community.