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dc.contributor.authorHaven, Sonder
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to gain initial feedback from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, two-spirit and other gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ2S+) counsellors, social workers and anti-violence workers on the Islands of Safety response-based model and whether it could be used in LGBTQ2S+ communities. Online, asynchronous focus groups were conducted over the course of a week in February 2016 with 26 counsellors, social workers, psychiatric nurses, anti-violence workers and outreach workers from across a spectrum of genders, sexualities and ethnicities. Results showed that resistance and dignity were the most embraced response-based ideas. Focusing on both responses and impacts of violence was important. Including family of choice, using the client’s language for their gender and sexuality and not making assumptions about family structure and the gender of the primary parent was important. Participants who stated that they knew about or were connected to Métis and Indigenous cultures and politics supported working to bridge differences in genders and sexualities across cultures without changing the Islands of Safety model. Non-Indigenous, non-Métis LGBTQ+ health care practitioners need more training around Métis and Indigenous views of gender and family structure to contextualize the traditional view of family used in the model.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectInterpersonal violenceen_US
dc.subjectFamily therapyen_US
dc.subjectQueer familiesen_US
dc.subjectGender and sexual minority counselorsen_US
dc.subjectLGBTQ2S+ counselorsen_US
dc.subjectIslands of Safety modelen_US
dc.subject.lcshFamily psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcshSexual minorities--Counseling of.
dc.subject.lcshFamily psychotherapists--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshSexism in psychoanalysis
dc.titleAdapting the Islands of Safety Model for LGBTQ2S+ Communitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US University of Seattleen_US of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US

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