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Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling
     

Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling

by Donna Futterman
 

This is the first hands-on guide for providing health and mental health care to lesbian and gay youth and young adults. Although it focuses on adolescents, the information is relevant for any age group. In addition to specific guidelines for care and for approaching such sensitive topics as sexual behavior, substance abuse, and suicide, the book includes a

Overview

This is the first hands-on guide for providing health and mental health care to lesbian and gay youth and young adults. Although it focuses on adolescents, the information is relevant for any age group. In addition to specific guidelines for care and for approaching such sensitive topics as sexual behavior, substance abuse, and suicide, the book includes a comprehensive review of the literature and the most up-to-date information for providers, researchers, educators, and general readers alike. This book also includes the first guidelines (clinical care protocols) on primary care, mental health care, HIV medical and psychosocial care for lesbian and gay youth, and HIV counseling and testing for adolescents. There is extensive discussion of the social and health effects of stigmatized identity in the context of adolescent development.

Editorial Reviews

Deb Price
A valuable resource for anyone who works with -or simply cares about -young people.
Tony Silvestre
Ryan and Futterman provide us with a vision and the information we need to support the organizations that are desperately trying to respond to these needs and to mobilize forces to change the health care and research agendas that are killing our people through their silence and neglect.
Edge
Lesbian and Gay Youth offers a practical, hands-on, . . . .comprehensive guide to mental and physical health care for gay youth.
W. Gerald Heverly
Each chapter of Lesbian and Gay Youth is richly documented. . . .Health care providers and mental health professionals who work with gay and lesbian adolescents will want to keep a copy of Lesbian and Gay Youth within arm's reach.
Steven E. James
Ryan and Futterman have created a unique and lasting resource by integrating the psychological and physical treatment issues of lesbian and gay youth. This book is not only a valuable contribution to professionals' understanding, it also is appropriate for educators, administrators, advocates, and parents.
Library Journal
Emphasizing that "quality care for lesbian and gay youth is quality care for all youth," this comprehensive guide helps primary care providers learn the right questions to ask as well as the right answers to give.
Booknews
Serves as a basic resource for primary care providers, enabling them to confidently and effectively provide appropriate quality care to lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and their families. Provides guidelines for health care and mental health counseling of these youth, and reviews recent information and research on lesbian and gay health and mental health, identity development, and peer and family issues. Includes appendices on clinical care and HIV counseling, organizations, and recommended reading. For physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and others serving adolescents in a variety of settings, including parents and educators. Stems from a December 1994 meeting. Paper edition (11191-6), $21.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111904
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/15/1998
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

CAITLIN C. RYAN is a clinical social worker and the director of AIDS Policy Center, and the author of AIDS: A Public Health Challenge.

DONNA FUTTERMAN is associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center.

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