Schools are becoming less safe for LGBTQ+ youth and students are facing more mental health challenges as a result. My piece, recently published in Public Health Post, explores what can be done to stop increases in interpersonal and structural discrimination at school.
I suggest a mix of local interventions and broader policies to support the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ students. Local interventions likely to help include using school psychologists/social workers to promote anti-bullying, cultural competency, and inclusive curriculums. If passed, federal policies, such as the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Equality Act, would ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in schools.
Read the full article here.