chapter  9
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Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Youth at School

ByTracey G. Scherr

This chapter focuses on promoting the safety of marginalized youth in schools, with particular focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students, especially those who are racial or ethnic minorities. These students are at elevated risk of victimization and, therefore, diminished access to educational opportunities and compromised mental health. This chapter addresses what is known about LGBTQ students in terms of school-based victimization, additional risk factors, and how to intervene to make their years in school safer and more enriching.