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Using a Social Justice Approach to Prevent the Mental Health Consequences of Heterosexism

Using a Social Justice Approach to Prevent the Mental Health Consequences of Heterosexism Albee’s social justice approach to prevention offers a framework for understanding the detrimental effect of heterosexism on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Minority stress models likewise address the role of discrimination and other social injustices in contributing to psychological distress in minority populations. This article describes Albee’s framework in the context of minority stress theory as it applies to LGB people and suggests activities mental health professionals can engage in to help prevent the psychological consequences of heterosexism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Primary Prevention Springer Journals

Using a Social Justice Approach to Prevent the Mental Health Consequences of Heterosexism

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Health Psychology; Community and Environmental Psychology; Public Health
ISSN
0278-095X
eISSN
1573-6547
DOI
10.1007/s10935-008-0166-4
pmid
19109771
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Abstract

Albee’s social justice approach to prevention offers a framework for understanding the detrimental effect of heterosexism on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Minority stress models likewise address the role of discrimination and other social injustices in contributing to psychological distress in minority populations. This article describes Albee’s framework in the context of minority stress theory as it applies to LGB people and suggests activities mental health professionals can engage in to help prevent the psychological consequences of heterosexism.

Journal

The Journal of Primary PreventionSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 25, 2008

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