According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), violence-sexual and physical-within adolescent dating relationships has become a significant public health concern. This is especially true for sexual minority youth of color. As such, it is a prevalent and necessary topic in many therapeutic settings. However, many of the treatment protocols in place do not address or take into consideration various cultural identities of the clients in question. This study reviewed the scholarly literature regarding the prevalence of dating violence within the LGBTQ+ Latine community, the risk factors of intimate partner violence within this community, interventions that are available for clinicians working with this population, common themes in the literature for working with sexual minority Latine youth, gaps in the literature that can be addressed with future research, and recommendations for clinicians to consider in their work with this population.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Teenagers--Dating violence; Sexual minorities--Dating violence; Hispanic American sexual minorities

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Graduate School of Education and Psychology



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Faculty Advisor

Carrie Castañeda-Sound

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