A visual guide to components that make up a person’s gender including gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and sexual orientation. A wonderful way to explain these components of gender to youth.
GLSEN offers a range of resources for both student-led and educator-driven programs that seek to improve LGBTQ-inclusiveity in schools. These resources include trainings, support with starting a GSA, or using our LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum resources.
A guide for those working with teens to decrease anti-LGBTQ language using the “ThinkB4YouSpeak” campaign. The guide includes discussion questions and tips to increase awareness and positive social action.
A best practices guide to establishing an educational atmosphere that is welcoming to all students.
Human Rights Campaign - All Children, All Families
Promotes LGBTQ-inclusive policies and affirming practices among child welfare agencies and formally recognizes those agencies that are leading the field with innovative approaches to inclusion. This site includes invaluable resources and trainings on making child welfare agencies a more inclusive and safe place for all people
Learn more about HRC’s “All Children - All Families” project. This video explores how LGBTQ youth are over-represented in foster care due to many experiencing rejection because of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
This video follows LGBTQ youth from the foster care system sharing their stories. Failed by their families, these young people go on to face rejection from foster families, invisibility within the system, and incredible obstacles to healthy development.
A nonprofit committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Find national and state-specific resources.
This tool kit offers practical tips and information to ensure that LGBTQ young people in care receive the support and services they deserve. Developed in partnership by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Lambda Legal, the tool kit gives guidance on an array of issues affecting LGBTQ youth and the adults and organizations who provide them with out-of-home care.
Provides professional development and family education workshops for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school communities, and we provide service agencies with the most current information and strategies on how to create more inclusive and respectful services for all families, including LGBTQ families.
A free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.
The Trevor Project’s Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.
This brief draws from The Trevor Project’s National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health to examine the impact of acceptance from multiple types of adults on reducing suicide attempts among LGBTQ youth. Using data from thousands of respondents, this research shows that youth with at least one accepting adult were significantly less likely to report a suicide attempt.
This brief provides a summary of existing research on resilience among LGBTQ youth and, in line with Trevor’s life-saving mission, suggests ways that individuals and groups can enhance protective factors to foster positive development for LGBTQ youth.