Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Marie brown

Second Advisor

Tony Bibus

Third Advisor

Jacque Stratton


The purpose of the study is to explore the effectiveness of such a program and if found useful, to put forth information that can assist social workers in starting such a program in their school systems. Homosexuality has been a controversial subject in our society for many years. Society has reacted to the topic in many different ways including ignoring, condemning, or accepting gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals for who they are. The framework for this study is based on Systems Theory and focuses on the power the education system has in affecting the lives of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth, parents, and teachers. Following a thorough literature review and reporting and discussing findings from research, recommendations for future research, policy and practice conclude the thesis.


SC 11.MSW.1999.Beaudry.E

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