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Organizations and Websites

Advocates for Youth                                                                           

www.advocatesforyouth.org

 

Alabama Safe Schools Coalition        

 www.alabamasafeschools.org

 

American Civil Liberties Union (Safe Schools Project)           

www.aclu.org/LesbianGayRights

   

Assn for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ala (ALGBTICAL)

www.algbtical.org

   

Gay/Lesbian/Straight Education Network (GLSEN)                          

www.glsen.org

   

National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth

www.outproud.org

   

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education  

 www.lgbtcampus.org

   

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force                                      

www.ngltf.org/issues/index.cfm               

   

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)           

www.pflag.org

 

Safe Schools Coalition      

www.safeschoolscoalition.org          

   

The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention Help Line)           

www.thetrevorproject.org          

 


Books and Publications

 

APA. (2008). Just the facts about sexual orientation & youth: A primer for principals, educators & school  personnel.

Available: www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/publications/justthefacts.html

(Includes position on “reparative” therapies.)

 

Baker, J. (2002). How homophobia hurts children.  New York: Harrington Park Press.

 

Casper, V., & Schultz, S. B. (1999). Gay parents/straight schools: Building communication and trust.New York: Teachers College Press.

 

Coloroso. B. (2003). The bully, the bullied, and the bystander. New York: Harper Collins.

 

Gold, M. (Ed.) (2008). Crisis: 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Group Book Press.

 

Griffin, C. W., Wirth, M. J. & Wirth, A. G. (1996). Beyond acceptance: Parents of lesbians and gays talk about their experiences. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

 

Grossman, A. H. & D’Augelli, A. R. (2007). “Transgender youth and life-threatening behaviors.” Suicide and life threatening behaviors, 37 (5), 527-537.

 

Huegel, K. (2003). GLBTQ: The survival guide for queer & questioning teens. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.

 

Kimmel, M. S. & Mahler, M. (2003). “Adolescent masculinity, homophobia, and violence: Random school shootings, 1982-2001. American Behavioral Scientist, 46 (10), 1439-1458.

http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/46/10/1439

 

National Association of School Psychologists (2008). School Psychology Review, 37 (2). (A special issue on homophobic bullying in the schools. Highly recommended.)

 

National School Boards Association. Dealing with legal matters surrounding students’ sexual orientation and gender identity.

http://www.nsba.org/MainMenu/SchoolHealth/SelectedNSBAPublications/SexualOrientationandGenderIdentity.aspx

 

National School Boards Association. Sexual orientation issues for schools 101 packet.

Available on order: http://www.nsba.org

 

Ryan, C., Huebner, D., Diaz, R. M., & Sanchez, J. (2009). “Family rejection as a predictor of negative health outcomes in white and Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults.” Pediatrics, 123, 346-352.

 

Russell, S. T. & Marks, S. R. (2006). “Preventing suicide among sexual minority youth.”  The Prevention Researcher, 13 (3), 19-20.

 

Sandoval, J. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook of crisis counseling, intervention, and prevention in the schools. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (Chapter: “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Youth”)

 

Satcher, J. & Leggett, M. (2005). “What to say when your student may be gay? A primer for school counselors.” Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 31(2), 44-52.

 

Savin-Williams, R. C. (2006). The new gay teenager. Boston: Harvard University Press.

     

Stone, C. B. (2003). “Counselors as advocates for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth: A call for equity and action.Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31, 143-155.

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2008). Suicide risk and prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

Available: http://www.sprc.org/library/SPRC_LGBT_Youth.pdf

 

UAB. (2009). Safe zone training & reference manual.

http://sa.uab.edu/StudentLife/SafeZoneManual.pdf

  

Wolfe, N. (2005). “Counseling issues with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth: The school counselor as advocate for change.” Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 31(2), 53-61.


Prepared by Glenda R. Elliott, Ph.D., LPC, Alabama Safe Schools Coalition
For additional information, contact: Glenda R. Elliott, Ph.D.; LPC  Email: elliottg@bellsouth.net

 

 


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ALGBTICAL

Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama