Promoting Resiliency for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority Students in Schools

Divisions 16 and 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) have created a series of information guides for school personnel related to the Joint Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools which was adopted by APA and NASP last year.

This series, Promoting Resiliency for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority Students in Schools, describes best practices regarding the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender diverse, questioning and intersex students.  The series includes topics such as gender diversity among students, helping to support families with LGBT children and youth, risk and resiliency factors within schools around health and wellbeing of LGBT youth, and basic facts about gender diversity and sexual orientation among children and youth.

We extend our thanks to Drs. Kristen Varjas (Division 16) and Richard Sprott (Division 44) for all of their work in developing these important resources.

The Resources

"How Educators Can Support Families With Gender Diverse And Sexual Minority Youth"

Promoting Resiliency for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority Students in Schools

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"Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools"

Key Recommendations for School Health Personnel

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"Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools"

Key Recommendations for School Administrators

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"School-Based Risk and Protective Factors for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority"

Improving School Climate

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"Key Terms and Concepts in Understanding Gender Diversity and Sexual Orientation Among Students"

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