The Vital Role of Social Workers in Community Partnerships: The Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth
The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
The account of The Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) Youth formation offers a model for developing com- munity-based partnerships. Based in a major urban area, this university-community collaboration was spearheaded by social workers who were responsible for its original conceptualization, for generating community support, and for eventual stafﬁng, administration, direct service provision, and program evaluation design. This article presents the strategic development and evolution of this community- based service partnership, highlighting the roles of schools of social work, academics, and social work students in concert with community funders, practitioners and youth, in responding to the needs of a vulnerable population.
Dentato, M.P., Craig, S.L. & Smith, M.S. (2010). The vital role of social workers in community partnerships for GLBTQ youth. The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(5), 323-334. Springer Netherlands, doi:10.1007/s10560-010-0210-0.
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