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California Research:

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 Tools

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.

Click here to read our guides.

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.

Legal Tools

Read the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act at

Legal Q&A Guides:
Legal Question and Answer Guide for School Administrators
Question and Answer Guide to California’s Parental Opt-Out Laws

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

Tools for Students

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Visit GSA Network for help starting a Gay-Straight Alliance club or resources for your club at

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

Project 10 is a support program for LGBT youth in Los Angeles Unified School District. Learn more at

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

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