We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon

We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon

by Gerald P. Mallon
     
 

Drawing on over twenty years of child welfare experience and extensive interviews with 54 gay and lesbian young people who lived in out-of-home-care child welfare settings in three North American cities - Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto - Gerald Mallon presents narratives of marginalized young people trying to find the "right fit." The first comprehensive… See more details below

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Drawing on over twenty years of child welfare experience and extensive interviews with 54 gay and lesbian young people who lived in out-of-home-care child welfare settings in three North American cities - Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto - Gerald Mallon presents narratives of marginalized young people trying to find the "right fit." The first comprehensive examination of the experiences of gay and lesbian youths in the child welfare system, We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon makes solid recommendations to social work practitioners as well as to policy makers about how they can provide a competent practice for gay and lesbian adolescents, and offers a methods chapter which will be useful in classroom instruction.

Editorial Reviews

Betty Carter
This book is a must for all child welfare professionals.
Gary Remafedi
We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon surely will appeal to a broad audience, ranging from concerned citizens to human service professionals. It is easily readable by interested persons, but contains enough technical information to satisfy the curious academician.
Booknews
Mallon (Columbia U. School of Social Work) explores the lives of 54 gay and lesbian young people who, at the time of this study, were living in out-of-home-care welfare situations. Emphasis is placed on their experiences as marginalized and on their efforts to find the right "fit" for themselves. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104548
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

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