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Queer kids : the challenges and promise for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth

Author: Robert E Owens
Publisher: New York : Harrington Park Press, ©1998.
Series: Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
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With detailed chapters providing hundreds of stories of young people who are trying to define themselves sexually and emotionally, Queer Kids is a lens of clarity that will help the average adult see things from a kid's point of view.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Owens, Robert E.
Queer kids.
New York : Harrington Park Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)603699578
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Owens
ISBN: 1560239298 9781560239291
OCLC Number: 40218275
Description: xv, 355 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1 Who are queer kids? --
A Working vocabulary --
ch. 2 "Becoming" lesbian, gay, and bisexual --
Feeling different --
Awareness of same-sex attractions --
First sexual contacts and dating --
Self-identification --
ch. 3 Coming out of the closet --
Stages --
ch. 4 Challenges for queer kids --
What challenges? --
ch. 5 The Special problem of schools --
School personnel --
Curriculum --
Harassment and violence --
Extracurricular activities --
College campuses --
ch. 6 Outcomes for sexual-minority youths --
Statistics --
The Pluses --
ch. 7 Addressing the needs of queer kids --
Change societal attitudes --
Provide more role models --
Educate families --
Eliminate untenable school conditions --
Monitor juvenile courts --
Establish special programs and schools --
Open all youth programs to lesbian and gay youth --
Involve the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community --
Train more knowledgeable and unbiased professionals --
Organize college students --
Conclusion: who owns the problem? --
ch. 8 Counseling --
Difficulties in serving queer kids --
Education of the counselor --
Gettin 'em in the door --
Keeping 'em there --
Counseling beyond the individual teen --
Helping suicidal lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth --
ch. 9 Counseling for coming out --
Challenges to coming out --
Counseling others --
ch. 10 Parental acceptance --
Acceptance of a lesbian, gay and bisexual child --
Acceptance of a partner or lover --
Sharing with others --
ch. 11 Letter to a queer kid --
Who are you? --
Being different --
Take pride in yourself --
Coming out --
A Relationship: that special someone --
Gender needs --
Choosing a counselor --
Living with parents --
Celebrate yourself --
ch. 12 Conclusion --
Resources Useful books for youth, counselors, and family --
Videos --
On-line resources --
Talk lines/hotline/crisis line --
National organizations --
Youth groups and support groups --
Pen pal services.
Series Title: Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
Responsibility: Robert E. Owens, Jr.
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