Best Practices with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth and Their Families, Updated 1st Edition


About the Course
The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide human services and mental and behavioral health professionals with definitional information, historical and sociopolitical frameworks impacting the lives of LGB youth, as well as the influences of community and family contexts.

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 clinical social work continuing education credits.

Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course.

Counselors will receive 3 credit hours upon successfully completing this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth development.
  • Explain contemporary challenges facing LGB youth and their families.
  • Differentiate the family therapy models used with LGB youth and their families.
  • Identify additional interventions for LGB youth and their families.

About the Authors

Gayle Mallinger, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor in social work at Western Kentucky University. She earned her MSW and PhD in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on examining the influence of intersecting contexts on individual, family, and community resilience. Specifically, she investigates the determinants of social injustice and the evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting equity. Her current work is centered on the efficacy of varied pedagogical strategies in preparing social work students to successfully practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender client systems.

Mitchell Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor of social work at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. He received his MSW and PhD in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, his MA in sociology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and his BA in sociology and economics from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Dr. Rosenwald has worked with children and families and has co-facilitated youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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