A Practical Guide for Youth Workers Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Gerald P. Mallon. • Youth workers should be prepared to affirm, validate, and accept youths' expressions of same-gender attractions, ...
Author: Gerald P. Mallon
Category: Social Science
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?".
PFLAG (www.pflag.org): Works to support families with LGBTQ children. Human Rights Campaign Foundation (www.hrc.org/ foundation): Works to improve the lives of LGBTQ people and provides resources for LGBTQ youth and a broad range of ...
Author: Vincent Pompei
Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc.
This guide provides K-12 educators with the knowledge and skills to create safe and inclusive school environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. In recent years, more national attention has been focused on the unique needs and challenges facing LGBTQ youth. The commitment of schools to improve safety and inclusion of diverse student groups requires all staff to understand LGBTQ identities and the challenges facing these students, and to be equipped with skills and strategies to create needed change. As an educator, you can take proactive steps to transform your school climate to one that tackles anti-LGBTQ bias, promotes respect and dignity for all, and ensures LGBTQ safety and inclusion. Sections include: Current data - An urgent need The terminology What the law says What professional associations say What schools can do to welcome LGBTQ students What individual educators can do to support LGBTQ students Resources
Undersexualization of LGBTQ issues is a problem as well, stressing only bias issues and not recognizing or educating about the particular needs of LGBTQ youth in sex education. It is hard to understand how so many school districts ...
Author: Cris Mayo
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This second edition is essential reading for educators and other school community members who are navigating the increasingly complicated laws and legal rulings related to LGBTQ students, employees, and community members. It combines historical, contemporary, theoretical, and practical information to help educators address exclusionary practices in schools related to gender identity, sexuality, racism, sexism, and other forms of bias that shape student experiences. To enable educators to better understand their obligations to students in relation to policy, staff training, daily school climate, pedagogy, and curriculum, the author has extensively revised this popular text to include updated information on the impact of same-sex marriage legalization and increasing federal recognition of transgender student rights. And because the legal terrain regarding transgender youth has been especially volatile, Mayo provides strategies that educators can use to maintain ethical trans-inclusive teaching, even when local regulations appear to impede transgender inclusivity. Book Features: An examination of the pedagogical, curricular, and policy changes that can improve school experiences for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) and ally students. A new chapter on gender identity and transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive student experiences. Current policy and legal information, data, and justification for LGBTQ-equitable and inclusive teaching.
physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms of violence can adversely affect LGBTQ youth in a number of ways. The thoughts and emotions that youth are flooded with when they encounter a traumatic reminder can contribute to behaviors ...
Author: Adam McCormick
Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick examines the entirety of a youth’s experience, from referral into care and challenges to obtaining permanency to aging out or leaving care. Included throughout the book are stories from LGBTQ youth that address personal issues such as abuse, bullying and harassment, and double standards. Filled with resources to foster resilience and empower youth, this book is ideal for professionals who are hoping to create a more inclusive and affirming system of care for LGBTQ youth.
Author: Arthur David CanalesPublish On: 2022-06-14
ministering to Christian LGBTQ young people is both a practical theological matter as well as a ministry dilemma that merits serious attention. Situating the Discussion Research suggests that views on LGBTQ relationships vary by ...
Author: Arthur David Canales
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pastoral Care to and Ministry with LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults weaves sound theology and solid practice to offer insight and introspection about helping and ministering to some of our most vulnerable in our congregations and/or parishes--LGBTQ youth and young adults. Moreover, the book provides pragmatic pastoral strategies that can be successfully implemented into Christian youth ministries and young adult ministries. The book examines traditional understandings of homosexuality and transgender in Scripture from a marginalized perspective. The book analyzes current theological and pastoral practice and "moves the needle" to offer new insights and fresh ideas regarding pastoral care to and ministry with LGBTQ young people. This book is perfect for youth/young adult ministers, lay leaders, pastors, parents, and academics who are interested in LGBTQ issues, topics, and ministry. The book invites students, scholars, and practitioners to understand the subtleties and nuances of providing pastoral care and ministry to God's queer young people. For anyone serious about LGBTQ young people, this book is a must!
Continued Health care systems should be mindful of the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and equity of their services with regard to LGBTQ youth. Large-scale system changes to improve care for LGBTQ youth can be daunting to a ...
Author: Stewart L. Adelson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Guest Editors of this issue have come together with the goal of producing a useful, basic guide on this population for pediatric primary care clinicians. Topics in this issue address: Caring for LGBT Youth & Families in Inclusive and Affirmative Environments; Mental Health and the Development of Sexual Orientation and Gender in Children and Adolescents; What the Primary care Pediatrician Needs to Know about Gender Variance in Children and Adolescents; Clinical Implications of Stigma, Minority Stress, and Resilience as Predictors of Health and Mental Health Outcomes; LGBT Youth and Bullying; LGBT Youth and Family Acceptance; HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual Health in LGBT Youth; Substance Abuse Prevention, Assessment & Treatment for LGBT Youth; Body Image and Disordered Eating among LGBT Youth; and Sociocultural Factors and LGBT Youth’s Health-related behavior. Pediatricians will come away with a solid understanding of recognizing and communicating with LGBT children and adolescents.
in London, helps place LGBTQ youth who are homeless or living in a hostile environment in LGBTQ caregivers' homes where they can rebuild lives in a safe, affirming environment. Urban Youth, also located in London, offers information, ...
Author: James Thomas Sears
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Gay youth
Featuring more than 200 entries, this work is an authoritative source for educators, researchers and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This work examines policy, practice and research concerning youth who are often the victims of bullying and harassment.
For example, anti-bullying laws are associated with less bullying victimiza- tion and fear-based absenteeism among LGBTQ youth, especially males (Seelman & Walker, 2018). Additionally, state same-sex marriage pol- icies were associated ...
Author: Regina Miranda
Publisher: Springer Nature
This handbook examines research on youth suicide, analyzes recent data on suicide among adolescents, and addresses the subject matter as a serious public health concern. The book explores the research on youth suicide, examining its causes, new and innovative ways of determining suicide risk, and evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, it focuses on specific under-studied populations, including adolescents belonging to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority groups, youth involved in the criminal justice system, and adolescents in foster care. The book discusses how culturally informed and targeted interventions can help to decrease suicide risk for these populations. Key areas of coverage include: Early childhood adversity, stress, and developmental pathways of suicide risk. The neurobiology of youth suicide. Suicide, self-harm, and the media. Assessment of youth suicidal behavior with explicit and implicit measures. Suicide-related risk among immigrant, ethnic, and racial minority youth. LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention. Psychosocial treatments for ethnoculturally diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Technology-enhanced interventions and youth suicide prevention. The Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention is an essential resource for researchers, professors, graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in developmental psychology, social work, public health, pediatrics, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, school and educational psychology, and all interrelated disciplines.
Author: Veronica E. BloomfieldPublish On: 2016-04-14
and allies were asked to forward the online survey link to the LGBTQ youth they know, and to any contacts they might have in schools, GSAs, and LGBTQ organizations across the United States. The American national organization of Gay, ...
Author: Veronica E. Bloomfield
LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling addresses the ways in which teachers can meet the needs of LGBTQ students and improve the culture surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity issues in formal learning environments. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds including educational foundations, leadership, cultural studies, literacy, criminology, theology, media assessment, and more, these chapters are designed to help educators find the inspiration and support they need to become allies and advocates of queer students, whose safety, well-being, and academic performance are regularly and often systemically threatened. Emphasizing socially just curricula, supportive school climates, and transformative educational practices, this innovative book is applicable to K-12, college-level, and graduate settings, and beyond.
Author: Elizabeth Trejos-CastilloPublish On: 2018-03-22
Table 21.4 Practice Tips for Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth • Acknowledge that LGBTQ young people are in foster care. • Reflect upon personal beliefs and attitudes about LGBTQ people. • Treat LGBTQ clients with the same ...
Author: Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including diminished academic achievement and career opportunities, poor mental and overall health, financial struggles, homelessness, early sexual intercourse, and substance abuse, many of these outcomes are risk factors for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Despite their challenges, foster youth have numerous strengths and positive assets that carry them through their journeys, helping them to overcome obstacles and build resilience. The Handbook of Foster Youth brings together a prominent group of multidisciplinary experts to provide nuanced insights on the complex dynamics of the foster care system, its impact on youth’s lives, and the roles of institutions and policies in the foster system. It discusses current gaps and future directions as well as recommendations to advance the field. This book provides an opportunity to reflect on the many challenges and strengths of foster youth and the child welfare system, and the combined efforts of caregivers, community volunteers, policy makers, and the professionals and researchers who work with them.