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An Exploratory Study Of Clinicians' Understanding Of Children's Non-Traditional Toy Choice And Parents' Concerns, Lindsay Britt Jamieson Aug 2009

An Exploratory Study Of Clinicians' Understanding Of Children's Non-Traditional Toy Choice And Parents' Concerns, Lindsay Britt Jamieson

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This exploratory qualitative study investigated clinicians' understanding of children's non-traditional toy choices and parents' concerns. The study explored parents' concerns regarding toy choices, clinicians' understanding of non-traditional toy choices and parents' concerns, and clinicians' responses to parents who are concerned about toy choice. Ten clinicians with two or more year of experience were recruited through snowball sampling in New England. Participation involved semi-structured interviews with questions related to their clinical experiences, understandings, assessments, and personal opinions related to toy choice for children. Results indicated that clinicians had cases where non-traditional toy selection developed as an issue during session. Further ...


Voices From The Parents Of Lesbian, Gay Or Bisexual Children : How Do Parents Adjust To Their Child's Lesbian, Gay Or Bisexuality?, Jillian Love Goldstein Aug 2009

Voices From The Parents Of Lesbian, Gay Or Bisexual Children : How Do Parents Adjust To Their Child's Lesbian, Gay Or Bisexuality?, Jillian Love Goldstein

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This study explored the following question: How do parents adjust to the disclosure of their child's lesbian, gay, or bisexual identity? The purpose of this study was to focus on the parent of a LGB child in order to understand their reactions to their child's sexuality, their process of adjusting to their child's LGB identity, and to determine the impact it may have on the parents' relationship with their child. The study included two methodology components: an online anonymous survey and an in-person interview. The sample pool was comprised of sixty-one parents through the online survey and ...


A Retrospective Look At The Perceived Effects Of Parental Acceptance/Non-Acceptance On Transgender Adolescents, Tara Ryan Aug 2009

A Retrospective Look At The Perceived Effects Of Parental Acceptance/Non-Acceptance On Transgender Adolescents, Tara Ryan

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The focus of this study is to retroactively explore the effects of parental acceptance or non-acceptance on transgender adolescents. In this study, transgender adults report retrospectively on their experiences as adolescents regarding their relationship with parents. The purpose of this study is to answer the following question: What are the retrospective perceived effects of parental acceptance/non-acceptance of transgender individuals during adolescence? The participants in this study were 22 self-identified transgender adults. Participant ages ranged from 25 to 63 years. There was limited racial/ethnic diversity in the study, as all participants identified as White, with five of these participants ...