Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Child Welfare Programs

OPRE Report Number 2015-17
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Jan 30, 2015
Andrew Burwick, Scott Baumgartner, and Gary Gates


This brief presents recommendations created as part of the Research Development Project on the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Populations. The project identified the knowledge base and research needs related to LGBT people’s socioeconomic circumstances and risk factors, their current participation in human services funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively. Its methods included a literature review, analyses of secondary data sources, and consultations with experts and service providers.