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ERIC Number: EJ1177613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Position Statement
Communique, v46 n7 p8, 10-11 May 2018
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) believes school psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure all youth with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or gender expressions, are able to develop and express their personal identities in a school climate that is safe, accepting, and respectful of all persons and free from discrimination, harassment, violence, and abuse. This position statement outlines: (1) environmental risk and protective factors for LGBTQ+ youth; (2) ethical, legal, and affirmative practices for LGBTQ+ youth; (3) affirming attitudes for school psychologists; (4) key knowledge for the provision of culturally responsive services; and (5) the role of school psychologists in supporting LGBTQ+ youth. [The position statement writing group members were: Emily S. Fisher (Chair), Karla Anhalt, Amy Cannava, Sharon Gorenstein, Jo Saint, G. Thomas Schanding Jr., Amy E. Tiberi, and Kris Varjas.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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