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Title:
Social services for senior gay men and lesbians
Author:
Quam, Jean K. (Jean Kathleen)
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xvi, 115 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Has also been published as Journal of gay & lesbian social services, volume 6, number 1 1997"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560248088

9781560230847
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians is an important new reference that provides those in the helping professions with practical information on how to work with the older gay and lesbian population. Although older gays and lesbians are the same in many ways as their heterosexual counterparts, they have an extra "layer" of concerns that are unique to their sexual orientation, including "coming out" to family and medical professionals, fear of discrimination, isolation, and loneliness. This new book helps social service providers address these and other concerns of the aging homosexual.

Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians examines the history of homosexuality and how practitioners have developed ways to better serve this population. The book features case studies of topics that face practitioners and their older gay clients, including: housing needs of older gay and lesbian adults group therapy for older gay males long-term care dilemmas for older lesbians counseling an older gay male who is "coming out" staff development for non-gay social service providers historical review of gay and lesbian issues

Because so little information exists in these and other areas, Social Services for Older Gay Men and Lesbians is an excellent resource for social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and physicians.


Summary

Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians is an important new reference that provides those in the helping professions with practical information on how to work with the older gay and lesbian population. Although older gays and lesbians are the same in many ways as their heterosexual counterparts, they have an extra "layer" of concerns that are unique to their sexual orientation, including "coming out" to family and medical professionals, fear of discrimination, isolation, and loneliness. This new book helps social service providers address these and other concerns of the aging homosexual.

Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians examines the history of homosexuality and how practitioners have developed ways to better serve this population. The book features case studies of topics that face practitioners and their older gay clients, including: housing needs of older gay and lesbian adults group therapy for older gay males long-term care dilemmas for older lesbians counseling an older gay male who is "coming out" staff development for non-gay social service providers historical review of gay and lesbian issues

Because so little information exists in these and other areas, Social Services for Older Gay Men and Lesbians is an excellent resource for social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and physicians.


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Section I Overview
Gay and Lesbian Elderly: Historical Overview and Implications for Social Work Practice
Section II Programs and Services
The Wisdom of Non-Heterosexually Based Senior Housing and Related Services
Playing BINGO with the Best of Them: Community Initiated Programs for Older Gay and Lesbian Adults
Staff Development for Working with Lesbian and Gay Elders
Section III Research and Treatment
Maturing Gay Men: A Framework for Social Service Assessment and Intervention
Realities and Hopes of Older Gay Males
Section IV Case Studies
The Story of Carrie and Anne: Long-Term Care Crisis
Jim: Coming Out at Age Sixty-Two
Yvonne and Helen: Finding a Way to Trust
Index
Reference Notes Included
Foreword
Preface
Section I Overview
Gay and Lesbian Elderly: Historical Overview and Implications for Social Work Practice
Section II Programs and Services
The Wisdom of Non-Heterosexually Based Senior Housing and Related Services
Playing BINGO with the Best of Them: Community Initiated Programs for Older Gay and Lesbian Adults
Staff Development for Working with Lesbian and Gay Elders
Section III Research and Treatment
Maturing Gay Men: A Framework for Social Service Assessment and Intervention
Realities and Hopes of Older Gay Males
Section IV Case Studies
The Story of Carrie and Anne: Long-Term Care Crisis
Jim: Coming Out at Age Sixty-Two
Yvonne and Helen: Finding a Way to Trust
Index
Reference Notes Included