RESOURCES FOR
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Below are some of the resources we've compiled to help school psychologists support young people.

If you would like to request a new resource or provide one for us to put on the website,
please email ypn@yacwa.org.au

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GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS: COUNSELLING & SUPPORTING STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Tips on counselling genderqueer students (including those on the autism spectrum) and their families as well as book recommendations for educating students of all ages.

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MORE THAN A SAFE SPACE: HOW SCHOOLS CAN ENABLE LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS TO THRIVE

WHERE WE STAND - AMERICAN EDUCATOR

Definition of a safe space, guide for running a supportive gay-straight alliance, anti-bullying strategies, and tips for making a more inclusive school climate.

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QGUIDERS FOR HEALTH 
PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH LGBTIQA+ CLIENTS

QLIFE

Individual guides for varying topics (including suicide prevention, rural-regional & online environments), inclusive language and tips on working with different identities.

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BEING LGBT IN SCHOOL

GLEN (GAY AND LESBIAN EQUALITY NETWORK)

Ways to prevent bullying, roles of school staff and how these can be fulfilled, coordination between institution and parents, case studies, and improving school climate and culture.

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BEST PRACTICES IN COUNSELLING LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS

VERITZA KOStTOVSKI

A video lecture on the issues facing LGBTIQA+ students and ways to assist in overcoming them, maintaining confidentiality, possible scenarios, and appropriate solutions.

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ADVOCATING FOR LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION

A glimpse of living life disabled and LGBTIQA+, strategies for supporting LGBTIQA+ disabled young people, laws specific to Australia, and further resources.

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SOME CONSIDERATIONS WHEN WORKING WITH LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS OF COLOUR

GLSEN (GAY, LESBIAN AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK)

A succinct document detailing the issues specific to queer students of colour. For example, oppression, intersectionality, and resilience. It outlines strategies to work through them.

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RURAL SCHOOL COUNSELLORS AND LGBTIQA+ STUDENTS

PHYLLIS K. ROBERTSON FROM WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

A research paper outlining the role and importance of counsellors with suggestions for more inclusive teaching methods and tips on looking for and building support systems in rural areas.

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SUPPORTING STUDENTS DURING CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION

A tip sheet on creating a safe space for queer students online, maintaining confidentiality and privacy, promoting resilience, and dealing with non affirming families at home.

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LGBTIQA+ FACT SHEET FOR SCHOOL STAFF

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

WA laws regarding sexuality and gender based bullying, debunking myths and assumptions, tips for school reform, and responsibilities of school faculty.