Creating Safer Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth and Families: Opportunities for School Mental Health Promotion
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Carly A. Scarton and Elizabeth A. Mellin
As schools reflect the sociopolitical climate of the country, educators and
school mental health professionals are increasingly attending to the school climate for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, a nd transgender (LGBT) youth as well as children raised in
LGBT-headed households. This chapter provides school mental health professionals
and educators with a summary of LGBT issues common in school settings as well as
concomitant impacts on the mental health of LGBT students and families. Lastly, this
chapter offers pragmatic thoughts for creating safer school environments that promote
mental health for all students.
Bisexual, Coming out, Discrimination, Diversity, Gay, Harassment,
Lesbian, Sexual identity, Sexual orientation, Stigma, Transgender.
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