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

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

by George Alan Appleby, Jeane Anastas


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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231103220
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Series: Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeane W. Anastas is professor of social work at NYU’s Silver Schoolof Social Work. From 2011 to 2014 she served as president of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which also named her a Social WorkPioneer in 2015. In 2007, she received the Council on Social Work Education'saward for the Greatest Recent Contribution to Social Work Education; in 2011 she received the Distinguished Teaching Medal at New York University; and in 2012 she received the Feminist Scholar Award from CSWE’s Women’s Council. Sheis the author of Doctoral Education in Social Work (Oxford, 2012). As of May, 2017, she is the US Delegate for Social Work for Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Context, Definitions, and Community
An Overview Homophobia and Heterosexism
Understanding the Context of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Lives Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identities
Definitions and Dilemmas Culture, Community, and Diversity
Part 2: Life Transitions
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence Between Men, Between Women
Sexual and Intimate Relationships
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Parents and Their Children
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in the World of Work Middle-Aged and Old Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adults
Part 3: Special Issues
Mental Health Violence in the Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men
HIV Disease: A Social Work Response
Part 4: Conclusion
Affirming Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Lives
Appendix 1: Resources
Appendix 2: Exercises for the Classroom

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