Teaching Note -- Challenges In The Classroom On LGBTQ Topics And Christianity In Social Work

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Denise Levy Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dept. of Social Work (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This article provides guidance in facilitating the development of culturally sensitive skills for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations that take into account power and privilege. Social work faculty and students have an ethical obligation to be competent and aware of privilege. When working with LGBTQ populations, this means addressing personal and social values and beliefs about gender and sexuality. Faculty may not feel prepared to address the influence of Christianity, the dominant religion in the United States, on social forces affecting LGBTQ populations and on social workers’ religious feelings when working with these individuals. This article describes pedagogical techniques and provides guidance for developing faculty and student competence and awareness when working with LGBTQ populations.

Additional Information

Adrienne Dessel, Denise L. Levy, Terrence O. Lewis, David McCarty-Caplan, Jeanna Jacobsen & Laura Kaplan (2019). Teaching Note—Challenges in the Classroom on LGBTQ Topics and Christianity in Social Work, Journal of Social Work Education, 55:1, 202-210, DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2018.1513879. Publisher version of record available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10437797.2018.1513879
Language: English
Date: 2019
social work, education, LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations, Christianity, faculty, teaching, gender

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