ERIC Number: EJ880386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
The Role of School Counselors in Addressing Sexual Orientation in Schools
DePaul, Jillian; Walsh, Mary E.; Dam, Uma C.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n4 p300-308 Apr 2009
Issues of sexual orientation are relevant to multiple levels of the school community, including students, school professionals, and schools as institutions. School counselors, with their developmental training, systems perspective, and commitment to diversity, are uniquely positioned to be leaders in efforts not only to provide support for students engaged in the process of recognizing and accepting their own sexual identities, but also to promote more sophisticated dialogue about issues of sexual orientation in schools. This article presents a three-tiered action plan that will provide school counselors with tools necessary to address the issue of sexual orientation in their schools.
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, School Counselors, Sexuality, Counselor Role, Counseling Techniques, Student Needs, Educational Environment, School Personnel, Prevention, Social Attitudes, Intervention, At Risk Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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