Mental Health Promotion in Schools

Volume: 2

Indexed in: EBSCO.

This second volume in the book series gives clear explanations of some special topics and challenges related to the roles of the school in adolescent mental healthcare (such as disability, ...
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Creating Safer Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth and Families: Opportunities for School Mental Health Promotion

Pp. 131-155 (25)

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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