Code: FIN-749 Author: Maria Pallota-Chiaro ISBN/EAN: 1876451440
How do we support our young people as they struggle with issues around the sexuality?
For many of them, the process of 'coming out' to their families, schools and communities can be very traumatic.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered young people wrestle - all too often in isolation - with the difficulties of being 'different'.
Fears of rejection and alienation often lead to mental health problems, self-harm and even suicide.
These young people need families, schools and communities to 'come out' with them, to provide support, understanding and affirmation, and to be their allies against homophobia.
Drawing on the experiences of young people, parents, teachers and youth workers from different socioeconomic levels, diverse regions and many cultural backgrounds, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli has compiled a practical and moving guide for all those whose lives are affected when a young person comes out.
As many of these stories attest, support can mean the difference between tragedy and fulfillment.