This is an ever changing website. Check it often to see what has been added. If you would like assistance with creating a safe and healthy environment, reach out to us. Contact us by email at safeschools@fairnesswv.org.

Before you diving into these resources, we recommend that you check out Toolkit here. The links  here will build from that foundation. Also check out the Educators Resources for many more links. Also, check out the educator and Youth Resources for many good items.

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HELPFUL LINKS

Collaborating for Student Success: Understanding the Roles of Professional Student Support Personnel – Comprehensive guide explaining the roles and responsibilities of school personnel including social workers, Communities in Schools, counselors, etc.

Back to School: A Conversation on Politics and Parenting LGBTQ+ Kids

Guide for Understanding -This resource provides general information for service providers, educators, allies, and community members who seek to support the health and well-being of children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and their families. This guide will help to promote full and affirming inclusion of diverse youth and families in all aspects of systems of care.

Digital Town Hall: Supporting LGBTQ Students in WV Schools

An Introduction to Transgender People

The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain

Parents of Transgender Youth Have Important Advice for New Parents Starting Their Journey

How One Mother’s Love for her Gay Son Started a Revolution – Article on the start of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Families are Forever – Short on supporting LGBTQ children regardless of religious background.

Run Like a Girl –  Challenge stereotypes. How our perceptions affect our girls.

Put Yourself in Someone Else’s ShoesCan we see others challenges and support them.

Students take down Slurs and Stereotypes How youth can shake off the negative labels put upon them and replace them.

Why Teenagers Brains are Wired Differently – Understanding our teenagers thought process.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents –  Article with valuable information about LGBT+ youth in the foster system and how guardians can best support this vulnerable group.

Inspiring Dreams Network – Their goal is to build the capacity of adults who serve youth in the community to better support at-risk youth and to strengthen connections between the school system, families, and the communities.

It’s On Us WV – It’s On Us WV is a joint initiative, bringing together key stakeholders, prevention educators, schools, communities —and YOU—to create real change and end sexual violence in our state. It is grounded in the belief that sexual violence is preventable and requires a community approach.

988 – Hotline and website of resources and counselors for all ages and diverse groups.

Call 211  – 211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential.

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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FRIS - Workshops Events in Sutton | AllEvents.inWV FRIS – Foundation for Rape Information Services. Goal is to provide resources and support to end sexual violence.

WV Suicide Prevention – Hope. Help. Life. Links to what you need to be healthy. Reach out if you or a friend need help with depression or suicide.

ACLU West Virginia - logo WV ACLU -The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for all West Virginians.

Forge – Building strength and resilience in our transgender communities. training & technical assistance for professionals.