RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS
ADVOCACY & EDUCATION RESOURCES
Resources for teachers, students, and schools.
SCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP INFO AND ADVICE
A resource put together by YPN Project Support Officer Hannah Sorenson with support from Kai Griffiths after surveying a cohort of students that were regularly attending an LGBTIQA+ support group set up at their public school. The resource provides evidence of the benefits of having a support group and advice on how to set one up at any school.
SCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP PROPOSAL
YOUTH PRIDE NETWORK
A deidentified, generic proposal to be used and edited by teachers for the purposes of setting up a support group at their school. The proposal outlines the benefits of having such a group and the details of how a typical support group would run to be submitted to student services or other relevant school executives. This document is designed to be edited.
PREVENTING LGBTIQA+ CYBER BULLYING
AIMEE O'DRISCOLL (VPN AND CYBERSECURITY EXPERT)
A blog post from a cyber security expert outlining definitions and forms of cyberbullying, exploring the statistics, and providing advice to both teachers and parents on how to help the victims. The post recommends a variety of resources and strategies to support LGBTIQA+ young people.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SCHOOL A SAFE SPACE
GLSEN (GAY, LESBIAN & STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK)
A comprehensive guide on how to create a safe space for LGBTIQA+ in school. Includes things like: how to be a visible ally, how to support students who have "come out" to you, and responding to anti-LGBTIQA+ language and behaviour.
GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS ON HOW TO SUPPORT TRANS, GENDER DIVERSE, AND NON-BINARY STUDENTS
A thorough and considered guide to the experience of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary students in schools and how to improve their experience. Includes a gender affirmation guide, suggested school policies, and best practice for forming support systems.
DEVELOPING LGBTIQA - INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM RESOURCES
GLSEN (GAY, LESBIAN, STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK)
A document that outlines ways in which teachers can design lessons that are more inclusive and remove bias by displaying positive representation of LGBTIQA+ people, history, and events. This includes making curriculums inclusive but not alienating, advocacy tips, and suggested learning topics grade by grade (primary to high school)
HOW TO MAKE A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY
EDMUND RICE EDUCATION AUSTRALIA
A comprehensive document providing definitions, personal experiences, information on the law and obligations of teachers in religious education environments and the importance of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ in religious school. This includes definitions of LGBTIQA+ identities in relation to Catholic morals, pastoral care, a literature review, and details of the issues that occur.
GUIDE TO SUPPORTING A STUDENT TO AFFIRM OR TRANSITION GENDER IDENTITY AT SCHOOL
STUDENT WELLBEING HUB
A step by step guide on how to support transgender students during their transition. The guide breaks it down into simple and achievable fragments that are easy to implement and understand. Suitable for both teachers, parents, and students to read.
LGBTIQA+ CONSIDERATIONS FOR ONLINE TEACHING
A short research paper on the ways in which teachers can continue to support LGBTIQA+ young people while teaching online. It outlines ways in which teachers can ensure they make their online classrooms inclusive, gender-affirming, and a safe space for LGBTIQA+ young people.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUPPORTING QUEER AND TRANS STUDENTS OF COLOUR
A detailed look into the experience of trans and queer people of colour in the school environment. The document explores everything from navigating race and sexual orientation in various spaces, how to navigate systematic racism and intersectionality within a campus, and suggestions for leadership opportunities and identity development for people of colour.
ADDRESSING HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
IRISH HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY COMMISSION
A thorough examination of the definitions, appearances and effects of homophobic bullying in school. The document explores case studies from a variety of settings and details anti-bullying strategies and initiatives.