Not Just a Passing Phase: Social Work with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People / Edition 1

Not Just a Passing Phase: Social Work with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People / Edition 1

by George Alan Appleby, Jeane W. Anastas, Jeane Anastas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231103239

ISBN-13: 9780231103237

Pub. Date: 03/25/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This comprehensive textbook helps social workers understand and meet the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. It outlines approaches to a range of everyday problems associated with issues of oppression, family acceptance, shame, identity development, HIV disease, and addiction.

The first of the book's three sections provides an overview of what it means to

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This comprehensive textbook helps social workers understand and meet the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. It outlines approaches to a range of everyday problems associated with issues of oppression, family acceptance, shame, identity development, HIV disease, and addiction.

The first of the book's three sections provides an overview of what it means to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and locates the text within the ecological model of social work on individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels of intervention. This section includes definitions of sexual orientation, forms of heterosexism and homophobia, and issues of community among gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. The second section covers life transitions, including childhood, adolescence, and late life, as well as sexual relationships, parenting, and life in the workplace. The last part covers the special issues and challenges of mental health, substance abuse, violence (both "gay bashing" and domestic violence), and HIV disease. The final chapter pulls together the practice concepts introduced in the book and provides a blueprint for knowledge development and dissemination in the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231103237
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/25/1998
Series:
Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1: Context, Definitions, and Community An Overview Homophobia and HeterosexismUnderstanding the Context of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Lives Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual IdentitiesDefinitions and Dilemmas Culture, Community, and DiversityPart 2: Life Transitions Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence Between Men, Between WomenSexual and Intimate RelationshipsGay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Parents and Their ChildrenGay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in the World of Work Middle-Aged and Old Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual AdultsPart 3: Special Issues Mental Health Violence in the Lives of Lesbians and Gay MenHIV Disease: A Social Work ResponsePart 4: Conclusion Affirming Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual LivesAppendix 1: ResourcesAppendix 2: Exercises for the Classroom

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