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The Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition

is a volunteer group working to make Boulder Valley schools safe and welcoming
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning students, parents, and staff.

Our Vision:

Each school is a place where every family can belong, every educator can teach, and every child can learn.

Featured Items


LGBT adults better adjusted if they were ‘out’ in school
Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters
February 10, 2015

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as young adults if they were open about their sexual orientations as adolescents, a new study suggests.

http://news.yahoo.com/lgbt-adults-better-adjusted-were-school-174901835.html


Featured Organization: TYES (Trans Youth Education and Support)
A state-wide group based in Colorado that supports children on the gender spectrum and their families. TYES helps parents support their gender non-conforming children by providing information, resources, and knowledge. Monthly meetings offer parents a supportive environment to explore issues related to the needs of gender non-conforming children and their families.
Download their new educational materials at www.tyes-colorado.org.


Resources For Families

A practitioner's resource guide: Helping families to support their LGBT children
SAMSA
US Department of Health and Human Services
2014
Earlier ages of coming out coupled with research showing the critical role of family acceptance in LGBTQ youths’ health and development point to the need for practitioners to actively engage and work with families of LGBTQ children and adolescents. This resource guide was developed to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance (and rejection) in contributing to the health and well-being of youth who identify as LGBTQ.

http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//PEP14-LGBTKIDS/PEP14-LGBTKIDS.pdf



 
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