Resources

Fact Sheets

Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools.
An equal opportunity fact sheet for
Students
LGBTI Students Fact Sheet
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Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools.
An equal opportunity fact sheet for
Teachers/staff
LGBTI Teachers Fact Sheet
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Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools.
An equal opportunity fact sheet for
Parents/care givers
LGBTI Parents Fact Sheet
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Sexual Orientation - including heterosexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality or assumed sexual orientation.

.Sexual Orientation Discrimination Fact Sheet
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Gender History - having a reassigned gender as certified under the Gender Reassignment Act 2000.

Gender History Discrimination Fact Sheet
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Guidelines for supporting sexuality and gender diverse schools

Teachers and families may need support and strategies to address discrimination, harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation, intersex difference and gender diversity. Promoting and making available a range of written and electronic resources will assist in explaining the importance of challenging discrimination, harassment and bullying and supporting young LGBTI people.

Schools are encouraged to develop their own library of resources.  Suggested materials:

Ally Program, UWA
www.hr.uwa.edu.au/equity/sexualities/ally

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)
www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs

beyondblue, depression, anxiety
LGBTI communities
http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/understand-what's-going-on/lgbti-communities

Freedom Centre's Safe Schools directory
http://www.freedom.org.au/

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education network (USA)
http://www.glsen.org/

Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships
Curriculum materials for K-12 students www.gdhr.wa.gov.au

Human Rights Campaign (USA)
What policies welcoming schools offer
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/what-welcoming-schools-offer

Kids Matter
Mental health and wellbeing for primary school students
http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/

MindMatters
Mental health and wellbeing for secondary school students
http://www.mindmatters.edu.au/

National Safe Schools framework
http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/

Pride and Prejudice Educational Package
Challenging Homophobia Program for Everyday Classrooms
http://thatssogay.com.au/

Rainbow network Victoria
http://www.rainbownetwork.com.au/

RightsED
Human Rights education resources for teachers
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/human-rights-school-classroom

Safe Schools Coalition Australia
The Foundation for Young Australians 
http://www.fya.org.au/inside-fya/initiatives/safe-schools-coalition-australia/

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria
Reducing homophobia and transphobia
http://safeschoolscoalitionvictoria.org.au/

Safe Schools Hub
http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/

The New Norm
http://www.thenewnorm.org/

UnitingCare West - True Colours Safer Schools program
http://www.unitingcarewest.org.au/services/diverse-sexuality-and-or-gender/true-colours/

Victoria University, Melbourne
The Equal Play Study: Simmions et al. (2014)
Funded by beyondblue Victorian Centre for excellence
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/research-project-files/bw0255.pdf?sfvrsn=2

WA Gender Project
http://www.wagenderproject.org/

 


Video

Lead With Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The film follows four families as they share their honest reactions to hearing that their child is gay, including the intense emotions, fears, and questions that it raised. Interviews with psychologists, teachers, and clergy provide factual answers to parents' most commonly asked questions, as well as concrete guidance to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during this challenging time.

Watch Lead with love