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Midlife and older LGBT adults : knowledge and affirmative practice for the social services

Author: Ski Hunter
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ski Hunter
ISBN: 0789018357 9780789018359 0789018365 9780789018366
OCLC Number: 55597173
Description: xi, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Ski Hunter.
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