What pronouns do you prefer to use? Asking this question of all clients signals
Place your order now for a similar assignment and have exceptional work written by our team of experts, At affordable rates
What pronouns do you prefer to use? Asking this question of all clients signals a safe space for an LGBTQ person. Many people often assume an individual is heterosexual and cis-gender until told otherwise. To counteract this bias, a best practice for social workers is to simply ask all clients how they identify and never assume the gender of a client’s sexual partners.
A common microaggression related to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community is excluding issues related to transgender individuals and focusing only on sexual orientation. Sexual orientation and gender identity are two different constructs that are not necessarily related. Transgender individuals may identify as heterosexual, lesbian/gay, bisexual, or queer. This is one reason you discussed transgender experiences in Week 3 when considering the social influence on gender.
This week, you discuss the impact of microaggressions on the LGBTQ population and how a social worker may respond to the situation.
Sue, D. W., Rasheed, M. N., & Rasheed, J. M. (2016). Multicultural social work practice: A competency based approach to diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
• Chapter 5, “Microaggressions in Social Work Practice”
You will respond to the reflection questions at the end of this chapter for your Video Journal Reflection.
• Chapter 14, “Culturally Competent Social Work Practice with LGBT Individuals” (pp. 469–475)
The Trevor Project. (2016). Glossary. Retrieved from http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/glossary
Ray, C. (2009). Supportive families, healthy children. Helping families with lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender children. San Francisco, CA: Family Acceptance Project, Marian Wright Edelman Institute, San Francisco State University. Retrieved from http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/FAP_English%20Booklet_pst.pdf
Response to the following: Use APA 7th edition citation and references.
• Identify three specific examples of microaggressions that the LGBTQ population may experience.
• Explain the impact on the individual of experiencing microaggressions. Be sure to use the literature (in the learning resources) to support your thoughts.