Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling

Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling

By: Caitlin C. Ryan (author), Donna Futterman (author)Paperback

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This is the first hands-on guide for providing health and mental health care to lesbian and gay youth and young adults. Although it focuses on adolescents, the information is relevant for any age group. In addition to specific guidelines for care and for approaching such sensitive topics as sexual behavior, substance abuse, and suicide, the book includes a comprehensive review of the literature and the most up-to-date information for providers, researchers, educators, and general readers alike. This book also includes the first guidelines (clinical care protocols) on primary care, mental health care, HIV medical and psychosocial care for lesbian and gay youth, and HIV counseling and testing for adolescents. There is extensive discussion of the social and health effects of stigmatized identity in the context of adolescent development.

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About Author

Caitlin C. Ryan is a clinical social worker and the director of AIDS Policy Center, and the author of AIDS: A Public Health Challenge. Donna Futterman is associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center.


Part One: Overview: Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Experiences and Needs Adolescent Health Challenges Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Identity Development Experiences, Vulnerabilities, and Risks Confidentiality and Legal Issues Part Two: Primary Care and Prevention Health Concerns of Lesbian and Gay Adolescents Transgendered Youth Special Populations Adolescent Mental Health Concerns Primary Interventions and Anticipatory Guidance Medical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention Mental Health Assessments and Treatments Part Three HIV / AIDS Overview: HIV Infection in Adolescents, Including Lesbians and Gay Males HIV Counseling, Testing, and Prevention Clinical Care and Prevention Appendix A: Steering Committee HRSA Conference on the Primary Care Needs ofLesbian and Gay Adolescents, December 5-6, 1994Appendix B: Resources for Primary Care Needs of Lesbian and Gay AdolescentsAppendix C: Resources for Parents and YouthAppendix D: Recommended Reading for ProvidersAppendix E: Adolescent HIV Counseling and Testing ProtocolAppendix F: Clinical Care ProtocolsAppendix G: American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Homosexualityand Adolescence

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/06/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780231111911
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 190
  • ID: 9780231111911
  • weight: 276
  • ISBN10: 0231111916

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