Let's Get This Straight: A Gay- And Lesbian-Affirming Approach to Child Welfare (Paperback)

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Let's Get This Straight: A Gay- And Lesbian-Affirming Approach to Child Welfare (Paperback)

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Using an ecological perspective to highlight five principle areas of child welfare, Mallon discusses each in terms of how they pertain to individuals and families whose lives are effected by issues of sexual orientation. Let's Get This Straight uncovers and challenges the pervasive incidence of "heterocentrism" within the social work profession, drawing upon case studies and in-depth interviews to illustrate the degree to which myths and stereotypes about gay and lesbian youth detrimentally affect those most in need of assistance.

Gerald P. Mallon is assistant professor of social work at Hunter College. His writings include We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems. He lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9780231111379
ISBN-10: 0231111371
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: February 24th, 2000
Pages: 224
Language: English