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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths and Adults: Knowledge for Human Services Practice

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Overview

Research-based, sensitively and accessibly written, this book provides the caring practitioner with a greater understanding of these often oppressed communities, and thereby a greater capacity to support individuals from them.

After an overview of the controversies regarding causation, the authors explore: heterosexism; development of gay//lesbian//bisexual communities; identity development and 'coming out'; the family; life course development from adolescence to older adulthood; and guidelines for practice.

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Presents a primer for human service professionals on developing a deeper understanding of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons. Explores the oppressive responses of the heterosexual world as well as the psychological and social development of this population across the lifespan, and considers issues such as friendships, coupling, and parenting. Includes an intervention model to facilitate working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, and an overview of controversies over causation. Useful for students and practitioners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803958869
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/25/1998
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 The Oppression of Heterosexism 21
3 Development of Community and Culture 37
4 Coming Out 57
5 Disclosure Challenges 69
6 Couples 91
7 Mothers, Fathers, and Children 113
8 Youth 127
9 Middle Adulthood 141
10 Older Adulthood 155
11 Affirmative Practice: Overview 171
References 183
Index 209
About the Authors 221
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