GLSEN Massachusetts Resources
Check out these and other great GLSEN safe schools resources on www.glsen.org!
- Four-Steps to Create Safe Schools
Four research-based recommendations for creating safe schools for LGBT students.
- 2011 National School Climate Survey Report
Findings on the experiences of middle and high school LGBT youth.
- Jump-Start Guide for GSAs
Provides guidance to GSAs on successful and inclusive organizing practices.
- Safe Space Kit
Provides guidance to educators on creating safe learning environments.
GLSEN Massachusetts Professional Development Training
GLSEN Massachusetts Professional Development (PD) Training is based on more than 20 years of experience working to make schools safer, healthier and more respectful for all students, GLSEN has developed effective training tools that empower K-12 educators to ensure that all youth have access to meaningful educational experiences, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Focused on increasing the number of adult allies in our nation’s schools and rooted in research-based training methods and adult learning principles, GLSEN PD workshops are integral to comprehensive approaches to ensuring safe and inclusive schools.
All K-12 educators can benefit from attending GLSEN PD workshops regardless of role; because, all educators can be supportive allies and have positive impacts on school climate. GLSEN uses the term "educator" to describe the following: Current or future K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Paraprofessionals, Librarians, Nurses, Bus Drivers, District Staff, School Resource Officers, Cafeteria Workers and other adults working in schools.
GLSEN PD fees vary by location, size of group, length of workshop and other factors. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying schools, districts and organizations.
To learn more, contact us:
Phone: (617) 684-5736