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Help for red-state teens.

High school counselors in Indiana are ready and willing to counsel gay and lesbian teenagers, but even in urban areas, three quarters say community resources for out youths are lacking. In a survey of more than 100 counselors by Ball State University researchers, only 14% of respondents said they had adequate skills to help gay kids with their problems, even though 97% agreed that it was their job to do so.

"The challenges faced by nearly all teens are tremendously exaggerated for gay adolescents," said researcher Martin Wood.
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Title Annotation:counseling
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3IN
Date:Mar 29, 2005
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