We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems / Edition 1

We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems / Edition 1

by Gerald P. Mallon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231104553

ISBN-13: 9780231104555

Pub. Date: 05/13/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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." Mallon permits the

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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." Mallon permits the voices of these young people to guide the research, allowing them to tell their own stories and to suggest what is important in their own words. Their experiences help the reader to begin to understand the discrepancies between the myths and misinformation about gay and lesbian adolescents and their realities in the out-of-home child welfare systems in which they live.

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.

Columbia University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104555
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/13/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1.The Road to Acceptance2. Searching for a Good Fit Within the Family System3. Searching for a Good Fit Within an Out-of-Home-Care Setting4. Escaping a Poor Fit5. Harrassment and Violence6. A Plan for TransformationAppendix I: A Field Experience in RetrospectAppendix II: Biographies of Young Gays and Lesbians

Columbia University Press

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