Stories of people who have attended a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support group in a secure intellectual disability service

Tallentire, Liz and Smith, Matthew and Lee, David and Roberts, Adam and -, Bruce and Morrow, Sarah and Withers, Paul and Smith, Ian Craig (2020) Stories of people who have attended a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support group in a secure intellectual disability service. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1360-2322

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Background This research is about people who have intellectual disabilities and live in a secure hospital. It is about a group of people who meet at a support group. The support group is for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Methods These people with intellectual disabilities helped with planning, doing, and telling other people about the research. They told their stories about going to the support group. Results Their stories were joined together into a group story. The story said that the group helped people in lots of different ways. For some people going to the group was difficult at first because it was 'coming out'. This means telling other people you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Then it got easier and people started to feel better about themselves. Then they wanted to help others and this was important in their lives. Conclusions This group seemed to help people get better. We have given some ideas for setting up other groups and doing more research.

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Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tallentire, L., Smith, M., David, L., Roberts, A., Bruce, Morrow, S., Withers, P. and Smith, I. (2016), Stories of People Who Have Attended a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Support Group in a Secure Intellectual Disability Service. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. doi:10.1111/jar.12281 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? forensicinpatientintellectual disabilitylesbian, gay, bisexual and transnarrativerehabilitationeducationdevelopmental and educational psychology ??
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07 Feb 2017 16:54
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