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Midlife and older LGBT adults : knowledge and affirmative practice for the social services / Ski Hunter.

Hunter, Ski. (Author).
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Subject: Middle-aged sexual minorities.
Older sexual minorities.
Social work with gays.
Homosexuels d'âge moyen.
Homosexuels âgés.
Service social aux homosexuels.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781135421540
  • ISBN: 1135421544
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, [2005]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The studies -- Numbers of midlife and older LGBT persons -- When does midlife or older age happen? -- Historical contexts -- The turning point of Stonewall -- The HIV/AIDS epidemic -- Finding out who one is and telling others -- Concepts, identities, and terms -- Gender and sex -- Sexual orientation -- Sexual identity -- Unsettled terminology -- Other terms -- Summary -- Coming out and disclosure -- Stages of the coming-out process -- Coming out in midlife and later -- Disclosures -- Family of origin -- Racial and ethnic families -- Disclosures to marital partners -- Disclosures to children -- Disclosure management -- Summary -- Life arenas -- Education, work, and community participation -- Education and income -- Work aspirations and work lives -- Community development and participation -- Benefits of community involvement -- Social services -- Summary -- Family links -- Older parent-child links -- Special roles in one's family of origin -- Chosen families -- Friends -- Couples -- Midlife and older lesbian and gay couples -- Duration of links -- Summary -- Positives versus downturns -- Positives -- Positives for older lesbian and gay persons -- Positives in midlife -- Summary -- Downturns of aging -- Psychological issues -- Loss and bereavement -- Economics and housing issues -- Health care system -- Summary -- Changes in diagnostics, treatments and human services -- Battles and victories -- Oppressive treatments of lesbian and gay persons -- The new affirmative practice -- Human services today -- Ongoing heterosexist attitudes in practice -- Requirements of practitioners and social services agencies -- Affirmative environment, language, and questions -- Summary -- Overview of practice issues with midlife and older LGBT persons -- Issues lesbians may experience at midlife -- Issues gay persons may experience at midlife -- Issues that older lesbian and gay persons may experience -- Practice principles for working with older lesbian and gay persons -- Summary -- Practice issues: coming out and disclosures -- Coming-out issues for lesbian and gay persons -- Coming-out issues for bisexual persons -- Coming-out issues for transgender persons -- Disclosures -- Summary -- Practice with couples and families -- Issues involving internalized oppression -- Issues involving identity development and disclosure -- Benefits of social support -- Legal protections in the event of serious illness, death or breakup -- Issues experienced by couples with bisexual members -- HIV/AIDS -- Families -- Summary -- Group and community practice with older lesbian and gay persons -- Two models for services -- Community organizing on behalf of older lesbian and gay persons -- Use of social services -- Summary.
Summary: Gain insight into the various practice issues that arise when working with midlife and older LGBT persons!Take a unique look at the lives of midlife and older LGBT persons in Midlife and Older LGBT Adults. This book reviews various life arenas in which midlife and older LGBT persons exist and the problems with which they cope. It addresses the lives of this group-from their sexual identities to their family and work situations. The book includes research-based knowledge on issues such as coming out, disclosure, education, work, family, general positives and negatives, and more.
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