Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years.
Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families!
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey invites boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 to Norfolk Arena on Saturday, March 3, for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time.
According to the 2015 YRBS, LGB students were 140% (12% v.
5%) more likely to not go to school at least one day during the 30 days prior to the survey because of safety concerns, compared with heterosexual students.
While not a direct measure of school performance, absenteeism has been linked to low graduation rates, which can have lifelong consequences.
A complex combination of factors can impact youth health outcomes.
Parental rejection has been linked to depression, use of drugs and alcohol, and risky sexual behavior among teens.
To be supportive, parents should talk openly and supportively with their teen about any problems or concerns.
Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.