Coming out, Coming Inby Linda Goldman
Pub. Date: 11/24/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society describes the process of “coming in” to a welcoming and nurturing family, from both the teen's and the parents' perspective. Linda Goldman draws on her personal and professional experience as a school guidance counselor, child and adolescent/b>… See more details below
Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society describes the process of “coming in” to a welcoming and nurturing family, from both the teen's and the parents' perspective. Linda Goldman draws on her personal and professional experience as a school guidance counselor, child and adolescent therapist, parent, and a member of the national group PFLAG to build a common language and a new paradigm for understanding sexual orientation and gender identity as a part of mainstream culture. Through the information, exercises, anecdotes, and extensive bibliography of additional resources provided in the book, parents, school administrators and educators, community groups and counselors will find the tools needed to facilitate nurturing and safe environments for our LGBT youth.
- Taylor & Francis
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- New Edition
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- 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Table of Contents
Huckaby, Foreword. Understanding Gay Youth: Society’s Mirror. The World of Gay Youth: From Exclusion to Inclusion. Dispelling Old Myths: Creating New Insights. Coming Out: Finding Freedom to Be. Interventions with LGBT Young People: Supporting a Healthy Outlook. Counseling Youth on LGBT Issues: Towards Self-acceptance. Speak Up and Share: Self-expression and the Creative Arts. The School Environment: Creating an Oasis of Safety. Possibilities for LGBT Participation in Daily Life: Evolving Relationships and Communities. Parenting LGBT Children: A Foundation for Love and Support. Coming In: Gay and Lesbian Family Life. Community Counts: A Place for Friends and Family. Conclusion: A Final Look at a New Beginning. Creating Equality in Society: Resources and Supports. Resources on LGBT Issues for Youth and Adults: Celebrating Diversity. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations: Support for All.
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I am so grateful for this excellent resource book. Ultimately, I believe that this book brings forth the possibility to create a new vision for all of our children. The vision of an enlightened world where all children are treated with equal respect, acceptance and are always safe to be who they are. As the parent of a gay youth, I am so appreciative that Linda Goldman has provided such an extensive and comprehensive resource for our educators, therapists as well as our families and friends. I was moved by the possibility that sharing this book in my professional and personal worlds supports the transformation to a new society that embraces and nurtures ALL our children. I believe this book is an essential resource for parents, teachers and mental health professional committed to the well-being of our children. We can all make the difference.