Rural Gays and Lesbians: Building on the Strengths of Communities
How is being gay in a rural community different from the more publicized experiences of urban and suburban gay people? What impact do the attitudes and beliefs of rural residents have on their acceptance of social services? How does the HIV epidemic continue to define new realities, especially for gay culture in rural areas? Rural Gays and Lesbians: Building on the Strengths of Communities tackles these and many other important questions and issues in the intention of not just exposing, but solving. The first book of its kind, it provides you with knowledge and practice content specific to the unique and changing needs of rural lesbians and gay men and gives you the know-how for constructing culturally competent service programs and intervention techniques.
Immensely practical and insightful, Rural Gays and Lesbians offers social workers, counselors, teachers, academics, and those in the helping professions interventions across multiple system levels, from micro interventions to larger community development approaches. Its interventions are built upon assumptions of the values of the helping profession, the scientific basis for developing practice approaches, the diversity upon which communities develop, and the ethics of practice. Offering you tip after tip, strategy after strategy, this book helps you:
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