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Transgender and Gender Diverse Community Connection, Help-Seeking, and Mental Health among Black Transgender Women Who Have Survived Violence: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Citation

Sherman, Athena D. F.; Allgood, Sarah; Alexander, Kamila A.; Klepper, Meredith; Balthazar, Monique S.; Hill, Miranda; Cannon, Christopher M.; Dunn, Deborah; Poteat, Tonia; & Campbell, Jacquelyn C. (Online ahead of print). Transgender and Gender Diverse Community Connection, Help-Seeking, and Mental Health among Black Transgender Women Who Have Survived Violence: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Violence Against Women.

Abstract

Black transgender women are disproportionately affected by violence and poor care-delivery, contributing to poor mental health. Little is known regarding the effect of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) community connection (TCC) on health. This analysis (a) explores relationships between TCC, polyvictimization, and mental health and (b) analyzes how TCC influenced help-seeking following violent experiences among Black transgender women. Mixed-methods data from 19 Black transgender women were analyzed using correlational and thematic content analyses. Findings suggest that TCC is associated with improved help-seeking and mental health among Black transgender women, highlighting a need for longitudinal research to identify approaches for leveraging TCC.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10778012211013892

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

Online ahead of print

Journal Title

Violence Against Women

Author(s)

Sherman, Athena D. F.
Allgood, Sarah
Alexander, Kamila A.
Klepper, Meredith
Balthazar, Monique S.
Hill, Miranda
Cannon, Christopher M.
Dunn, Deborah
Poteat, Tonia
Campbell, Jacquelyn C.

Article Type

Regular

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

Nonspecific

Race/Ethnicity

Black

Sex/Gender

Transgender Women

ORCiD

Poteat - 0000-0001-6541-3787