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Adoption: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents

Abbie E. Goldberg and April Moyer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Gender and Sexuality. 9363 words.

Adoption by lesbian and gay parents is becomingly increasingly common. This entry presents an overview of the limited research that has focused on lesbian and gay adoptive parents....

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Bisexuality

Laura S. Abrams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 1118 words.

This entry explores past and present social-scientific lenses concerning bisexuality. The author traces the rise of a bisexual movement in the 1970s to present times. The entry concludes by...

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Discrimination

Kendra DeLoach McCutcheon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 10681 words.

Social workers have a responsibility to challenge discrimination and promote social and economic justice. To fulfill this responsibility, it must be understood how discrimination exists and...

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Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community

Betty Jo Barrett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 16847 words.

Since the mid 1980s, a growing body of theoretical and empirical literature has examined the existence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

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Ecological Framework

Alex Gitterman and Carel B. Germain.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity. 3754 words.

Ecological concepts and principles enable social workers to keep a simultaneous focus on people and their environments and their reciprocal relationships, not only in direct practice with...

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Female Genital Mutilation

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Evalyne Kerubo Orwenyo.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5746 words.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been portrayed in the literature as an inhumane practice and a form of human rights abuse. Young women and girls who undergo FGM are subjected to the...

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Feminist Social Work Practice

Cheryl A. Hyde.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity. 3230 words.

Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement. As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses...

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Gay Men: Overview

James I. Martin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity. 7121 words.

This entry explains who gay men are, how gay identity constructions have evolved since their inception, and how they continue to evolve. It also describes the health and mental health...

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Gay Men: Practice Interventions

Robert L. Miller.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Practice Settings; Race and Ethnicity. 3358 words.

This chapter explores salient concepts of social work practice with gay men. These concepts are described within a life cycle context. The illuminated concepts have been identified based on...

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Global Gender Inequality

Melissa B. Littlefield, Denise McLane-Davison and Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work. 5764 words.

Mechanisms of oppression that serve to subordinate the strengths, knowledge, experiences, and needs of women in families, communities, and societies to those of men are at the root of...

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