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Click here for our California research briefs.
Click here for our Safe Place to Learn report released in January 2004 by the California Safe Schools Coalition and the 4-H Center for Youth Development at UC Davis. The largest ever study of harassment in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity shows the problem is widespread, dangerous and preventable.
Training Basics: Training School Staff About Harassment, Discrimination, and the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act (AB537) is a training guide from the California Safe Schools Coalition.
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It’s Elementary – Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996), the inspiring, award-winning film that explores how teachers can include discussions about gay people in their classrooms with elementary and middle school students. This film is a part of The Respect for All Project, a series of films and their accompanying curriculum guides aimed at k-12 educators and students to promote diversity and anti-bias education. Click here to learn more.
Read the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/99-00/bill/asm/ab_0501-0550/ab_537_bill_19990831_amended_sen.html
Find out more about school disctrict liability: see the National Center for Lesbian Rights publication Fifteen Expensive Reasons Why Safe Schools Legislation is in Your State’s Best Interest at http://www.nclrights.org/legal-help-resources/resource/expensive-reasons-why-safe-schools-legislation-is-in-your-states-best-interest/
Tools for Students
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Visit GSA Network for help starting a Gay-Straight Alliance club or resources for your club at http://gsanetwork.org/
Visit the Make it Real project at GSA Network for information on what to do if you’re harassed, a guide to organizing for change in your school, and stories of successful student efforts to fight discrimination
GLSEN has discussion forums for students and organizing tools for making your school safer. Visit at GLSEN.org
Project 10 is a support program for LGBT youth in Los Angeles Unified School District. Learn more at http://friendsofproject10.org/
Recommendations for Schools and School Districts
Find out what the California Department of Education says about how to implement the Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act: Read the California Department of Education AB 537 Task Force Report at http://www.casafeschools.org/AB537TaskForceReport.html