Wisdom2Action (W2A) has partnered with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to conduct a study to gain knowledge and understanding about the mental health impacts of public gender-based violence (GBV) against 2SGBTQI+ (2Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, plus other sexual and gender minorities) youth. This study is made possible thanks to the generous funding of the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
Focus groups will have a maximum of 8 youth per session, therefore only those who receive email confirmation of their participation will be able to take part in the focus group and/or interview. Focus groups will take up to 90-120 minutes and interviews will last up to 60 minutes. Both interviews and focus groups will be held over Zoom and will be both recorded and later transcribed.
Focus groups and interviews will include questions about lived experiences of GBV (including questions about your gender identity and expression, sexuality, age, and other factors related to your lived experiences), as well as actionable solutions to better protect or support 2SLGBTQI+ youth experiencing street harassment and other forms of public GBV.
Focus groups have been created to centre on the experiences of specific identities. We acknowledge that many may find that they fall into several of the focus group listed so we encourage people to register for any of the focus groups that they identify with. Participants in both the focus groups and interviews will be compensated for their time through an honorarium.
Data collected from focus groups will be anonymized and any identifying information collected during the study (including zoom recordings and transcription) will be kept confidential and will be securely held using SFU’s information system. Your data will be used to inform a final report for this study and will be widely shared through social media and conferences to highlight the issue of public GBV against 2SLGBTQI+ youth and how it can be addressed.
Ultimately your data will help fill the gap in knowledge about public GBV against 2SLGBTQI+ youth and in turn can be used to inform services and resources aimed at supporting 2SLGBTQI+ youth experiencing GBV.
If you would like to register to participate in a focus group or interview please fill out the form below. Please note that due to the limited number of spots available in each focus group, registration does not guarantee participation and only those who receive emails to confirm their inclusion will be able to participate.
Prospective participants who complete the registration form will be contacted to arrange a phone or Zoom meeting where they will be asked to meet for a pre-participation conversation to ensure that they meet criteria for specific focus groups.
*Responses to this registration form will be kept confidential and will only be accessed by members of W2A.
If there are any questions or concerns about this study, focus groups or interviews, please send an email to email@example.com
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