Creating affirming schools is a multi-faceted process. It includes ensuring LGBTQ2SIA+ community members see themselves reflected in the language used, posters displayed, content covered, and so on. Here are some resources to assist with creating affirming school communities across PPS. Check back regularly for new materials or contact the PM for LGBTQ2SIA+ supports if you have a resource that should be included here.
Booklists - Some of the books listed are also in Spanish and some come with a lesson plan to use alongside the book.
Booklists - some of these books are also available in Spanish.
Articles and Books for Adults
Schools play a critical role in supporting the health and academic development of all youth, including the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/ questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Creating and sustaining inclusive school environments, policies, programs, and practices that include LGBTQ youth is one strategy for improving the health and academic success of all youth. Inclusive in this context refers to the presence of clear policies or practices that address the needs of LGBTQ students who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized due to factors such as sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Please note that this document includes many resources from non-governmental organizations focused on improving school inclusivity, and the ideas and opinions expressed within them do not represent the official opinion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This assessment tool includes stand-alone assessments for:
All users (page 8)
Administrators (page 11)
Educators (page 16)
School Health Services Staff (page 20)