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ERIC Number: ED480481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 59
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Sexual Minority Youth in the Schools: Issues and Desirable Counselor Responses.
Pope, Mark
This paper addresses the issues and desirable professional school counselor responses when working with sexual minority youth in the schools, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning youth. The issues that are addressed include: developing a context in which to discuss these issues; coming out or the development aspects of sexual identity development; the extent of the problems that sexual minority youth face in the schools and society; the effects of negative attitudes and violence toward these youth; and ethical and legal issues in dealing with sexual minority youth in schools. In addition, school-based interventions are discussed that focus on the role of the parents and schools, separation (e.g. separate schools for sexual minority youth) or culture change, deliberate psycho-affective education, valuing differences, and the power of subtle symbols. (Contains 105 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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