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Sexuality and Social Work



June 2010 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
Sexuality remains a neglected and largely taboo area within practice, but it can be a demanding aspect of social work. Social workers may be familiar with the importance of issues such as racism and ethnicity, but sexuality is also a very significant part of people's lives, closest relationships and sense of identity. This valuable resource introduces the topic, using a combination of perspectives to consider sexual diversity and examining related issues across the life course, including sexual orientation, disability, HIV, sexual abuse, mental health and sexual exploitation.

 
Introduction – Setting the scene: Sexuality and sexual orientation
 
Sexuality, terminology and theoretical perspectives of sexuality
 
(Hetero)sexuality and diversity
 
Sexuality, young people and social work
 
Sexuality, older people and social work
 
Sexuality, disabled people and social work
 
Sexuality, HIV and social work
 
Sexuality, sexual violence and social work
 
Sexuality, best practice and social work
 
Conclusion
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index

This is a valuable read for both students and lecturers alike. A very useful teaching resource giving details of perspectives to consider sexual diversity and examining related issues across the life course, including sexual orientation, disability, HIV, sexual abuse, mental health and sexual exploitation. A recommended read for anyone studying or teaching equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, College Road
September 21, 2014

A very useful introduction

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

I recommended this book at the time- I no longer teach this course. However, this remains an accessible resource in a poorly sourced topic.

Dr Clare Beckett
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
February 27, 2012

Ordered for the library at University of Gävle

Dr Komalsingh Rambaree
Department of Social Work and Psychology, Gavle University
January 25, 2012

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