(Answered) SOCW 6200 week 10 Discussion: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

For this Discussion, consider how people’s reactions to someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation may impact his or her environment and experience.

Post your answer to the following question:

  • How might potential reactions to an adolescent’s questioning of their sexual identity, or gender role, impact their social environment, behavior and self-esteem?
  • As social workers, what role can we play in assuring the best outcomes for these adolescents?


One of the major transformations among adolescents is the discovery of their sexual orientation. This discovery is however faced with a number of challenges which revolve around the social environment questioning the orientation especially if it is not heterosexual (Mueller, James, Abrutyn, & Levin, 2015). Adolescents react differently to the questioning which may be reflected in their social environment, health, and behavior…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5