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A Silent Crisis: Creating Safe Schools for Sexual Minority Youth Educational Issues Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth


  • An invaluable resource for administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, school boards, parents, students, and others


  • Includes practical tools and strategies for providing safe, respectful, supportive, and nondiscriminatory learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.


  • Over 55 new resources included in the 6th edition; including model policies, guidance from the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, and material from national leaders in the field.


  • Includes tabs organized with users in mind: Overview, Definitions, and Identities; Transgender & Gender Expansive Youth; Law and Policy; Administrators, Boards, and Policymakers; Mental Health Professionals; Educators and Youth Workers; Parents; Action Steps; State and National Resources.  


  •  A timely publication, given recent release of guidance from the U.S. Department of Education summarizing a schools’ Title IX obligations to protect transgender students from discrimination.


  • Over 4600 copies have been distributed nationwide.



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