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Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 427–444 | Cite as

Entering into a Collaborative Search for Meaning with Gay and Lesbian Youth in Out-of-Home Care: An Empowerment-Based Model for Training Child Welfare Professionals

  • Gerald P. Mallon
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Abstract

Utilizing an empowerment-based approach, which incorporates self-identified gay and lesbian youths and openly gay and lesbian child welfare professionals as collaborative partners in the process, this article offers a model for training child welfare professionals to work more effectively with gay and lesbian youth in out-of-home care. This three hour training model empowers the gay and lesbian youth, whose voices have been subjugated, to emerge as the experts in training child welfare professionals to more competently and responsively address and meet their needs.

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Social Psychology Child Welfare Training Model Welfare Professional Collaborative Partner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald P. Mallon
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  1. 1.Columbia University School of Social WorkUSA

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