Case studies on sexual orientation and gender expression in social work practice
Columbia University Press, Aug 30, 2006 - Political Science - 114 pages
This casebook focuses on sexual orientation and gender expression in relation to social work practice. An excellent resource, it offers 29 cases illustrating the variety of issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people and communities in five practice settings-individuals, couples and families, communities and organizations, groups, and policy and research. The book also contains discussion questions, classroom exercises, and suggested readings for each case, so educators can easily integrate GLBT content into the classroom. "Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice" may be used on its own, in conjunction with another textbook, or as a complement to Deana F. Morrow and Lori Messinger's "Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People" (Columbia, 2006). Messinger and Morrow are award-winning teachers and their groundbreaking book is key for culturally competent undergraduate or graduate courses in practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, and field education.
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EXERCISE Name: Assessing Agency Forms Purpose: To heighten students'
sensitivity to the effects of legal status and agency structures and procedures on
lesbian families requesting services from agency-based clinical practice settings
You and some of your colleagues are committed to working to change agency
policy so that gay and lesbian couples can adopt openly— i.e., can openly
acknowledge their sexual orientation and be considered a couple, with both
staff selection committee chose her for this job in part because she had many
ideas for ways to strengthen the XYZ agency and move it into new service areas,
especially profitable ones. In the short time she has been at the agency, she has