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SEXUALITY & SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH BLOG SERIES: The importance of self-identification for trans older adults in the UK
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SEXUALITY & SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH BLOG SERIES: The importance of self-identification for trans older adults in the UK

Importance of inclusive and gender-affirming environments Author: Paul Willis (School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol), Christine Dobbs and Elizabeth Evans (Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University). Recently The Sunday Times broke news that the UK Government would scrap proposals for legal reform to allow trans citizens to self-identify their gender. A consultation on proposed…

Sexuality & Social Work Research Blog Series: Research & Teaching As Social Action
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Sexuality & Social Work Research Blog Series: Research & Teaching As Social Action

Dr. Susan Hillock Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Trent University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada susanhillock@trentu.ca As a critical theorist, my research mission has been to continually interrogate conventional social work theory, education, and practice, while promoting social justice and deepening understandings of progressive theory and its applications to the classroom. This stream of research is…

Rights and pleasure go hand in hand
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Rights and pleasure go hand in hand

A UK social work student, Ann*, was on placement in an Adult Services Team. In a case discussion Ann proposed that perhaps the recent unusual and more frequent challenging behaviour of a young man with Learning Difficulties could be related to sexual needs.