LGBT Policy & News

Episode 33: Supporting LGBTQ Youth

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Jun 04, 2019

Ellen Kahn is a social worker and Director of the Children, Youth and Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). We speak with her about HRC's work to serve youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

Place the interests of children in foster care first

Knox News | USA Today Network

Apr 01, 2019

Two Tennessee bills would allow agencies to refuse to serve qualified families because of their faith, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

New York state legislation bans so-called “conversion therapy”

NASW New York State Chapter

Jan 15, 2019

New York State passed legislation to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation. NASW chapters in New York pushed for law and applaud decision.

Transgender Issues with Zander Keig

Social Work Talks Podcast

Jan 08, 2019

Zander Keig, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social work case manager on the U.S. Navy Medicine West Regional Transgender Care Team. He's a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and co-author of three books and several journal articles. He is also a transsexual man who transitioned in 2005.

LGBT Parenting

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Dec 03, 2018

LGBT people become parents in a variety of ways, including adoption, foster parenting, donor insemination, surrogacy, and from previous heterosexual relationships. We've made great progress in protecting the relationships of LGBT parents and their children. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

New report studies parents' role in SOCE

Social Workers Speak

Nov 27, 2018

LGBT adolescents who undergo so-called conversion therapy are more likely to attempt to die by suicide, suffer from depression or under-perform in school.

A study by NASW member Caitlin Ryan, "Parent-Initiated Sexual Orientation Change Efforts With LGBT Adolescents: Implications for Young Adult Mental Health and Adjustment," studies parents’ role related to sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with adolescents.

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