Slamming the closet door: working with gay and lesbian youth in care.

@article{Ragg2006SlammingTC,
  title={Slamming the closet door: working with gay and lesbian youth in care.},
  author={D. Mark Ragg and Dennis M. Patrick and Marjorie Ziefert},
  journal={Child welfare},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          243-65
        }
}
The developmental challenges of gay and lesbian youth are well understood by professionals in the field. Increasingly, professionals are extending this understanding to the plight of gay and lesbian youth living in out-of-home care. Such youth face additional challenges and a lack of support that greatly complicates the development of a positive identity. Inherent in these additional challenges is the responsiveness of professionals mandated to work with youth. This study explores critical… CONTINUE READING

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