Welcoming Schools offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities. Administrators, educators and parents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.
This document, Questions & Answers: Gender Identity in Schools, is intended to address the most commonly asked questions regarding the gender identity of youth in school settings. The goal of this resource is to assist educators, curriculum and program planners, school administrators, policy-makers and health professionals in the creation of supportive and healthy school environments for youth struggling with issues of gender identity.
In February 2005, the APA Council of Representatives authorized the appointment of a Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance. The Task Force was changed with: (a) reviewing extant APA policies regarding these issues and affected populations and recommending any indicated changes, (b) developing recommendations for education, training, and further research into these topics,… read more »