Editors Sharon M. Ballard and Alan C. Taylor bridge the gap between research and practice by examining and presenting key strategies for working with diverse populations, including those based on race and ethnicity, family structure, geographic location, and context. By defining 11 diverse groups and presenting their strengths and unique cultural characteristics, the editors present an evidence-based practice approach with each chapter, prescribing the best practices for working with these diverse groups in regard to general family life education (FLE) needs, educator characteristics, ethical considerations, marketing and recruitment, modes of learning, and environmental considerations. This book is essential for students who are preparing to work with families, as well as professionals engaging in FLE activities with diverse populations.

Family Life Education with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families

Family life education with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families
LisMaurer, CFLE

Growing up in a rural community during a time when few mentors and role models existed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender young people, I, the author, bring a complex and sometimes conflicting array of lived experiences to my writing. From isolation, harassment, and bold acts of discrimination to the sheer joy of finding others who honored or shared the richness of diversity regarding sexual orientation and gender identities, I have known both the best and worst of how individuals, institutions, and laws can impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. I draw upon the framework of social justice education introduced ...

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