Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Google Scholar. Most users should sign in with their email address. This article reports the results of a small-scale exploratory study of the barriers to lesbian and gay people obtaining help from social services after having been abused by their same-sex partners, and highlight the issues that give rise to social work practice challenges. Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation. You could not be signed in. Permissions Icon Permissions.
Issues pertinent to social work with lesbian and gay adolescents are examined in the context of three main social institutions:
Volume More on this topic Bullying of Lesbian and Gay Youth: Suggestions are made for improving intervention with this population, including increasing personal awareness of one's own homophobia and heterosexist bias in working with client groups; educating oneself and client groups about homosexuality; establishing positive social support programs to serve lesbian and gay adolescents; advocating for sanctions to end gay and lesbian harassment in the educational system; supporting the hiring of openly gay and lesbian teachers to serve as positive role models; and advocating for the inclusion of sexual orientation information in school sex education curricula.