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Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons
SW790 (Fall, 2011)

Session One  
Overview of the Course Introduction to Key Concepts and Terms
Required Readings:
    
Davis, C. (2009). Introduction to practice with transgender and gender variant youth. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.) Social services with transgender youth (pp. 1-22). New York: Routledge.
 
Gonsiorek, J. C., Sell, R. L., & Weinrich, J. D. (1995). Definition and measurement of sexual orientation. Suicide and Life Threatening behavior, 25, 40-51.
 
Hess, P., &  Feldman, N. (2008). Values and ethics in social work practice with LGBT people. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.) Social work practice with LGBT people (pp. 25-39 ). New York: Routledge.
 
Mallon, G.P. (2008). Knowledge for practice with LGBT people. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.) Social work practice with LGBT people (pp. 1-24). New York: Routledge.
 
Mallon, G.P. (2008). Appendix 1: Key definitions and terms. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.) Social work practice with LGBT people (pp. 383-395). New York: Routledge.
 
Mallon, G.P. (2009). Knowledge for practice with transgender and gender variant youth. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.) Social services with transgender youth (pp. 22-37). New York: Routledge. 

Resources:
 
CSWE and Lambda Legal Release First Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Study in Social Work Education
CSWE and Lambda Legal jointly released the results of a study on sexual orientation and gender expression in social work programs aimed to determine the level of preparation for students to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals and LGBT youth in out-of-home care. This nationwide survey revealed that program directors and faculty need more resources to increase their knowledge on sexual orientation and gender expression and to further infuse content on LGBT individuals and youth throughout curricula areas.

Session Two  
Understanding Heterocentrism & Homophobia: Theory, Manifestations and Implications for Practice
 
Required Readings:
    
Allport, G. (1954). The nature of prejudice. Cambridge, MA: Addison-Wesley, Chapter 9. 

Cain, R. (1991). Stigma management and gay identity development. Social Work, 36(1), 67-73.
 
Goffman, E. (1963). Stigma: Notes on the management of a spoiled identity. New York: Simon & Schuster, Chapter 2.
 
Herek, G. M. (1995). Psychological heterosexism in the United States. In A. R. D' Augelli & C.J. Patterson, (Eds.), Gay, lesbian, and bisexual identities over the lifespan (pp. 321 - 346). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 
Pharr, S. (1988). Homophobia: A weapon of sexism. Inverness, CA: Chardon Press, pp. 53-64.
 
National Association of Social Workers. (1994a). Lesbian and gay issues. In National Association of Social Workers (Eds.) Social Work Speaks, (pp. 162-165). Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
 
NASW (1994b). Social work speaks. Transgender issues. Washington, DC: NASW.

Walters, K.L., & Old Person, R.L. (2008). LGBT people of color: Reconciling divided selves and communities. In G.P. Mallon (Ed.)

Social work practice with LGBT people (pp. 41-69). New York: Routledge.

Resources:
 

Session Three  
Session Three LGBT History


Resources and Readings
 


Gay and Lesbian Well-Being


Session Four  
Review of Sessions 2 & 3 Institutional Heterocentrism
 
    
   

Sessions Five & Six  
 
 
    
Theories of Coming Out
Gay And Lesbian Adolescents And Their Families
Coming Out: Theory

Bullying

http://www.nmha.org/index.cfm?objectid=CA866DCF-1372-4D20-C8EB26EEB30B9982

http://safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-bullying_harassment_schoolbasedviolence.html

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/TheLaw/school-bullying-epidemic-turning-deadly/story?id=11880841

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/07/140256963/writers-reflect-on-childhood-torment-in-dear-bully

Evelyn Hooker – Pioneer in LGBT Psychology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Hooker

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/myth-buster.aspx

http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/hooker_address.html

Ervin Goffman - Stigma

http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/lcs/departments/soc/pub/
casilab/ coping_deviance/coping_with_deviance_act.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_stigma

Gordon Allport - Prejudice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Allport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allport's_Scale

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3791349?seq=1

   

Session Seven  
Practice with LGBTQ Youth
 
    
   

Session Eight  
Bisexuality
 
    
   

Session Ten  
 


Resources and Readings
 



Session Eleven  
Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant People
 
    
   

Session Thirteen  
LGBTQ Individuals, Families and couples


    
   

Session Fourteen  
 
 
    

Powerpoint Presentation
This powerpoint was developed by  Chetram Balram, Kenia Rijo, Nadeen Beshai and Ava Rowland as part of their assignment for the course the Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons. 

This powerpoint captures key data from interviews with four LGBT persons.

Let's Make it Better Video
This wonderful film was developed by Jessica Gallogy as part of her assignment for the course Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons.

School rejects HIV+ 13-year-old

   

 


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