LGBTQ Youth Issues: A Practical Guide for Youth Workers Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

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CWLA, 2010 - Social Science - 175 pages
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This new, revised edition brings recent research and clinical practice regarding LGBTQ youth into focus for all kinds of youth-serving professionals. These youth are often an invisible population, but it's safe to say that every agency that works with youth has had clients who identify as LGBTQ. With a combination of practical tips, proven research, and personal vignettes - where the youth are able to speak for themselves - this book is a guide for workers who want to help LGBTQ youth confront challenges with their families, at school, in out-of-home care, or in the wider community. New in this edition is a chapter on transgender youth issues, a chapter on other special populations of LGBTQ youth, and specially highlighted sections in each chapter that answer the question, "What Can Youth Workers Do?".
 

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Contents

The Basics
27
The Coming Out Process
43
Family Issues
57
Discrimination and AntiLGBTQ Harassment and Violence
67
Creating Healthy and Affirming Social Environments
73
Relationships and Dating
83
School Issues
89
Health Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ Youth
97
OutofHome Programs for LGBTQ Youth
105
Working with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth
117
Other Special Populations within the Community of LGBTQ Youth
133
Conclusions A Call for Organizational Transformation
149
References
157
LGBTQ Resources
169
About the Author
175
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