Social Work Practice with LGBTQIA Populations provides an overview of key issues for social workers working with LGBTQIA clients. Each chapter considers clients' experiences in different social and interpersonal contexts. This text encourages students to think critically about the barriers and discriminations clients might face in their lives and how social workers can be equipped to address these issues. Students are challenged to develop approaches that extend support to these clients and that remove structural barriers that clients face within the systems they encounter. Utilizing intersectionality theory, students will gain an understanding of the risks and protective factors unique to this population in social work contexts.

chapter 1|9 pages


Backgrounds and Assumptions

chapter 3|18 pages

Families and Parenting

chapter 6|22 pages

Education and Schools

chapter 7|20 pages

Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity 1

Intersectionality in the Lives of LGBTQIA People of Color

chapter 11|17 pages

Legal Systems and Violence

chapter 13|15 pages

Religion and Spirituality

chapter 14|15 pages


chapter |13 pages

Glossary of Key Terms