Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker
Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel seeking information on the issues of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth
- Gain insight into how abuse affects this population
- Develop a working knowledge of developmental stages of the “coming out” process
- Become familiar with treatment goals, issues, and needs of this population
- Identify and help provide safety to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth.
- Stages of sexual identity development
- Risk factors specific to this population
- Redefining abuse definitions for this population
- Institutional barriers
- Improving sensitivity- what you can do
- Cultural implications
- Clinical issues-transference, counter-transference, family dynamics
- Children who have gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered caretakers
CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:
3.6 Student is aware of his/her own emotional responses to clients in areas where his/her values are challenged, and is able to utilize the awareness to effectively manage the client-worker relationship.
4.2 Student understands the process of human sexual development and behavior.
Culture & Diversity