Three Anchorage Assembly members introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would make it illegal for counselors to help teenagers seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions or gender identity confusion issues.
Underage use of tobacco or alcohol? You're not yourself. But, the homophobes have certainly demonized any other type of relations. Given that the existing literature on SMY and their families has been criticized for over-estimating negative experiences and worst-case scenarios Bouris et al.
For example, when asked why she felt her son chose to come out when he did, one parent described, I think he thought, why go years and years and years trying to deny who I am? Sage; Newbury Park:
Doctors were using bloodletting as a form of treatment until the end of the 19th century. Implications for Families and Helping Professionals Beyond assisting with the disclosure decision process, helping professionals might be tasked with preparing SMY with disclosing to a particular family member.
Three of the eight parents reported that they had suspected their child was non-heterosexual prior to the disclosure event. Family Dynamics The interviews revealed that parents in the sample typically described their families as high-functioning, healthy families i. If a teenager wanted genuine guidance from counseling, why is that wrong?