Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or by Michael C. LaSala

By Michael C. LaSala

The invention baby is lesbian or homosexual can ship shockwaves via a family members. A mom will query how she's raised her son; a father will fear that his daughter will event discrimination. From the child's standpoint, homosexual and lesbian formative years worry their households will reject them and they will lose monetary and emotional help. All in all, studying a baby is homosexual demanding situations long-held perspectives approximately sexuality and relationships, and the ensuing uncertainty can produce emotions of anger, resentment, and predicament. via a qualitative, multicultural research of sixty-five homosexual and lesbian young children and their mom and dad, Michael LaSala, a number one specialist in this factor, outlines powerful, practice-tested interventions for households in transition. His learn unearths superb results, similar to studying baby is gay can increase familial relationships, together with father-child relationships, whether a guardian reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation. by way of confronting emotions of melancholy, anxiousness, and grief head on, LaSala formulates the easiest strategy for practitioners who wish to reestablish intimacy between kin and look after family members connections—as good as person autonomy—well into the child's maturation. via proscribing his examine to oldsters and kids of a similar family members, LaSala adequately captures the reciprocal results of relations interactions, settling on them as pursuits for potent therapy. popping out, Coming house is additionally a worthy textual content for households, allowing adjustment via relatable eventualities and analyses.

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Es wird der genaueren Untersuchung bedürfen, ob dies darauf zurückzuführen ist, daß Umzüge wiederum mit Familienereignissen wie Geburten oder Trennungen vom Partner zusammenhängen, die eine Erwerbstätigkeit nicht gerade begünstigen. Die FFS-Befragten sollten ihren Beruf nach einer Liste angeben, die auf 29 Berufsgruppen beschränkt war. Die Tabelle 17 zeigt deren Zusammenfassung nach ISCO, der Berufsklassifikation des Internationalen Arbeitsamtes (International Standard Classification of Occupations; vgL auch Wolf 1995).

Erwerbstätigkeit 52 40 Ost Männer - nach 1. Erwerbstätigkeit Bildungsende vor 1. Erwerbstätigkeit Ost Frauen - nach 1. Erwerbstätigkeit Bildungsende vor 1. Erwerbstätigkeit 60 48 52 - nach 1. Erwerbstätigkeit 50 50 gesamt 43 57 41 45 55 40 59 41 60 44 59 46 56 48 54 52 Quelle: BiB-FFS (10012 20- bis 39jährige, 1992) Vorweg sei noch darauf hingewiesen, daß die gängige Vorstellung, wonach eine Erwerbstätigkeit dann aufgenommen wird, wenn die Bildungslaufbahn beendet wurde, falsch ist. Eine Auszählung für die beiden ältesten Kohorten des FFS ergab vielmehr, daß die Bildungslaufbahn von den meisten Befragten nach der ersten Erwerbstätigkeit noch fortgesetzt wurde.

In den neuen Ländern sank ihr Anteil von elf auf acht Prozent. Hier kann man eine Angleichung erkennen, auch wenn als strukturelle Besonderheit der neuen Länder ein vergleichsweise hoher - man kann wohl sagen: immer noch hoher - Anteil jüngerer Eltern ermittelt wurde. a. ). Zum Einfluß von Partnerschaften und Kindern auf den Studienverlauf gibt die jüngste Sozialerhebung leider nur wenige Auskünfte. Von denjenigen, die ihr Studium einmal unterbrochen hatten, gaben 11,8 Prozent in den alten Ländern und 17,9 Prozent in den neuen als Grund "SchwangerschaftlKindererziehung" an.

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