• Support Safe and Healthy Schools for LGBTQ Students

    Learn ways school counselors can create safer and more supportive learning environments for LGBTQ students. Hear about the latest findings from “Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools” and what school counselors, psychologists and social workers can do to support LGBTQ youth and the barriers they face in supporting them. Walk away with resources and best practices to improve school-based mental health supports for LGBTQ students. Download accompanying handouts here.

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar you should be able to:

    • Discuss how school counselors can be prepared to support LGBTQ students, what their actual practice is and what barriers they face in implementing these practices.
    • Explain the importance of LGBTQ-specific mental health supports for students.
    • Identify strategies and resources for creating safer and more supportive learning environments for LGBTQ students.

    Presenters:

    Becca Mui is the education manager at GLSEN, a nonprofit organization focused on LGBTQ support in K–12 schools. In her role, Mui creates resources, oversees GLSEN’s professional development program and supports educators and administrators in creating LGBTQ-integrated schools. Mui received her master’s degree in education from Bank Street College in New York and worked for 10 years as an elementary teacher, equity and inclusion director and LGBTQ coordinator.

    Caitlin Clark, Ph.D., is a research associate at GLSEN, a nonprofit organization focused on LGBTQ support in K–12 schools. As a member of the research team, Clark contributes to GLSEN’s various original research, including the National School Climate Survey, manages the Local School Climate Survey and provides research assistance to GLSEN staff and constituents. Clark received her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where her research focused on the development of prejudice and discrimination in young children, specifically the development of heterosexism.

    Original air date: Feb. 27, 2019

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