Social Work Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents

  title={Social Work Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents},
  author={Deana F. Morrow},
  journal={Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services},
  pages={91 - 99}
  • D. Morrow
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
The author addresses social work practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth. Identity development, including disclosure and the emergence of sexuality are discussed, along with family and school issues. Particular emphasis is given to a number of risk factors that GLBT youth encounter: emotional distress, isolation, internalized homophobia/transphobia, depression, substance abuse, suicide, violence/victimization, family conflict, school performance, and sexually… 

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