Students report that, in addition to physical appearance, the most common reasons students were bullied was sexual orientation & gender expression. As a consequence, many students feel unsafe in school and other settings. This basic presentation will offer a solid introduction to this type of bullying behavior as well as how to create a safe environment for GLBT students.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have…
- Cited the current research addressing the bullying & harassment of GLBT students;
- Outlined the issues faced by GLBT adolescents;
- Identified the legal roles & responsibilities of schools and agencies in addressing these bullying and harassment issues; and,
- Developed realistic strategies to support GLBT adolescents and create safe environments.
This introductory level course, is designed for all professionals (behavioral health specialists, teachers, social workers, etc.) who work with young people. Parents are also welcomed
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.