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Curtin University
Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health

Peer Outreach Program for Same Sex Attracted Youth (2005)


  • Graham Brown
  • Sharyn Burns
  • Professor Bruce Maycock


To develop a clearly defined and documented model of peer-based support and education.

Key Outcomes

This project aims to identify consistencies and inconsistencies between the experience and perceptions of same sex attracted youth (SSAY) and the assumptions underlying current peer based initiatives targeting SSAY and marginalised youth.

The project is a collaboration of the WA Centre for Health Promotion Research and the Freedom Centre SSAY Programs. The analysis of these experiences, assumptions and programs, and the gaps between them, will provide the basis for an evaluation framework and tools to evaluate peer based programs targeting same sex attracted youth. It is expected this will be adaptable and transferable to other peer based and outreach programs for marginalised youth programs.

This project has been funded by the Healthway Research Starter Grant program.