Special Considerations in Working With Homosexual Populations. Wade Hawkins Taylor Darsey SOWK 7273 Dr. Bliss. Objectives. Prevalence Treatment Considerations Treatment Plan Impact on Self/Others. Prevalence.
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Special Considerations in Working With Homosexual Populations
“The gay bar has historically been the protected place where homosexual persons could meet, socialize, be the dominate culture, make sexual contacts, start relationships, hold hands, dance, belong—all the things nongays can integrate into the totality of their lives and therefore take for granted (Straussner, 2004).”
“The absence of significant subculturally valued alternatives to drinking settings [. . .] contributes to the dependency on alcohol as an acceptable solution to feelings of anxiety, alienation and low self-esteem (Nardi, 1982)”