Session Detail

Create a Safe and Supportive Culture for LGBTQ & Transgender Students

Almost 60% of LGBTQ students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation and 50% of individuals who identify as transgender will attempt or commit suicide.  These are alarming numbers.  It is essential that schools know their responsibilities for providing an equitable education for all students, and a safe and supportive school culture.  But what does this look like, what are schools required to do, and what are best practices?  How do you address and change negative or homophobic remarks, actions and victimization.  This workshop will address these issues and provide guidance to educators on how to plan for, welcome, and support students who are LGBTQ and transgender.  


Course Objectives: 


At the end of the course, students will be able to:                                                                     

  • Understand LGBTQ definitions and acronyms.
  • Learn the difference between discrimination policies & laws and inclusive & supportive school policies.
  • Identify best practices for school personnel, safety and school culture including GSA’s (Gay-Straight Alliances).
  • Have strategies for navigating school facilities & activities.
  • Understand and begin to create transition plans.
  • Learn about LGBTQ related school resources and supports.

Important Session Information:

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(0.5) College Credit
(6) CEU
(6) PDC Points
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Noalee McDonald-Augustine
Noalee McDonald-Augustine
Date Time Location
6/24/2022 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Smoky Hill ESC - Salina Office - Room 1
605 E. Crawford St., Salina, 67401
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4 sessions
Smoky Hill Education Service Center
Salina Office
Hays Office
605 E. Crawford St.
2707 Vine St., Ste. 17
Salina, KS 67401
Hays, KS 67601
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