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ERIC Number: ED448232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Minority Students. Technical Assistance Sampler On.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This booklet discusses issues facing sexual minority students. An introduction presents the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP's) position statement on gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. Section 1 highlights: "Violence, Homophobia, and Prejudice" (e.g., anti-gay harassment in schools documented, violence prevention, and a guide for schools); "School/Psychological Issues, Suicide, and Health" (e.g., the impact of hate crime victimization, young gay males at higher suicide risk, and a bill of rights for lesbian and gay students); "Coming Out" (coming out young, landmark survey shows gay youth coming out earlier than ever, and coming out can reduce sexual prejudice); and "Sexual Minority Teachers and Staff" (extra help for homosexual teachers, lesbian teacher can proceed with harassment suit, and tips to help teachers come out). Section 2 examines interventions for assisting sexual minority students, including "Working With and Understanding the Needs of Sexual Minority Students" (NASP position statement on homosexual students' needs and improving the school experience); "School Policy and Educational Issues" (tips for administrators and treating all students equally); and "School Programs and Gay-Straight Alliances" (e.g., gay-straight clubs formed by public school students and a student guide to gay-straight alliances). (Contains 69 references.) (SM)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, P.O. Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.