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
ByClaire L. Dente

chapter 2|17 pages

Marriage Equality, Relationships, and Divorce

ByKaren Myers

chapter 3|18 pages

Families and Parenting

ByMohan Vinjamuri

chapter 4|29 pages

Adoption Considerations

ByBecky Duddy-Burke, Sara A. Chominski, Claire L. Dente

chapter 5|18 pages

LGBTQIA Youth and Social Service Systems

ByTiffany Y. Lane

chapter 6|22 pages

Education and Schools

ByKaren Myers

chapter 7|20 pages

Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity 1

Intersectionality in the Lives of LGBTQIA People of Color
ByTerrence O. Lewis

chapter 8|18 pages

Working with Transgender and Nonbinary Client Populations

ByErin Hipple, Austin J. Angiollilo, Ona H. Grant

chapter 9|19 pages

Addressing Behavioral Health Treatment among LGBTQIA Clients

ByAnthony Estreet, Tonya C. Phillips, Michelle G. Thompson

chapter 10|25 pages

Healthcare Access and Disparities

ByLisa E. Cox, Kimberly A. Furphy

chapter 11|17 pages

Legal Systems and Violence

ByCasey Bohrman

chapter 12|23 pages

Economics and the Workplace

ByJoseph Nicholas DeFilippis

chapter 13|15 pages

Religion and Spirituality

ByClaire L. Dente

chapter 14|15 pages


ByNoell L. Rowan, Sandra S. Butler

chapter 15|17 pages

Global Issues

ByChristina M. Chiarelli-Helminiak, Michele Eggers Barison

chapter |13 pages

Glossary of Key Terms

Edited ByClaire L. Dente