An inside look at the unique challenges of the lesbian experience
Lesbian Families’ Challenges and Means of Resiliency: Implications for Feminist Family Therapy is a unique collection of interdisciplinary feminist examinations of the resiliency of lesbian couples and families. Leading feminist researchers and clinicians discuss parenting within lesbian families, with a focus on personal resiliency. These thought-provoking and insightful articles address the challenges of having and raising children in a society that struggles to accept alternative family structures.
Lesbian Families’ Challenges and Means of Resiliency examines a wide range of issues facing lesbian couples, with a special focus on parenting and couple violence. The book’s contributors examine the unique challenges of lesbian and gay parenting; adversities facing lesbian parents and the coping methods they employ; violence among lesbian couples and the lesbian community’s response to domestic violence; and the application of feminist theory to validate, strengthen, and promote resiliency in lesbian couples. The book also includes interviews with single or partnered lesbians who had children through adoption, artificial insemination, or a previous relationship.
Topics examined in Lesbian Families’ Challenges and Means of Resiliency include:
"This edited book of various feminist authors comprises a variety of issues that lesbian families face and overcome. One of the most beneficial aspects of it are the myriad of topics that are covered: from anonymous donor insemination to working with lesbian families in counseling to understanding domestic violence and the part it plays in the gay and lesbian culture."
-- The Family Journal, October 2009