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Anti-bullying tips from Sydney Australia: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/teacher-resources/bullying-resources
Anti bullying education: http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/bully.shtml
Bullying Statistics: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/gay-bullying-statistics.html
LGBT suicide prevention resource center: http://www.suicide.org/gay-and-lesbian-suicide.html
Free suicide prevention program for schools: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-prevention-program-for-schools.html
Identifying bullies and bullying prevention in schools:
Resource Nation anti-bullying info: http://www.qualityansweringservice.com/resources/call-stop-bullying
Great scholarly article freely available on-line: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10964-008-9389-1
Homophobic Bullying Update: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/15285/FoyRF2012.pdf?sequence=1
Bullying video PBS television: http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/bullying
GLSEN’s anti-bullying tips for schools, teachers, parents, and students: http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/antibullying/index.html
Government Anti-Bullying Initiative: http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/?p=384
Growing up LGBT in America HRC’s groundbreaking youth survey http://www.hrc.org/youth#.UD6GYUL3C9Y
Anti-bullying Tips http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120707/ISLAND09/707079999
Cleveland State University professor talks about bullying http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2012/06/13/the-making-of-a-bully/
Suicide Risk and Prevention in LGBT Youth http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/SPRC_LGBT_Youth.pdf
New York University Athletes ‘It Gets Better’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MriTHFvYZVc&hd=1
Dateline – My Kid Would Never Do That http://insidedateline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/28/6155462-march-6-2011-my-kid-would-never-bully?lite
New Duke University study shows bullying changes chromosomes http://www.moffittcaspi.com/WhatsNew/FACTSHEET_Shalev_MP_2012.pdf
Presiednt Obama endorses anti-bullying legislation http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/breaking-president-obama-endorses-anti-bullying-legislation?directory=100011
Trailer from the movie Bully http://www.5min.com/Video/Bully—-Trailer-No-1-517276439
Bullying statistics http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-statistics-2010.html
Harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression http://www.casafeschools.org/CSSC_Research_Brief_2.pdf
Think before you speak – owning your language http://www.ThinkB4YouSpeak.com/
GLSEN anti-bullying resources http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/antibullying/index.html
Rates of bullying amongst high school and elementary school students – 2009 http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2624.html?state=research&type=researc
Challenging conversations about teen suicide prevention http://www.needhamma.gov/index.aspx?NID=2446
Bullying/gay youth http://www.nmha.org/index.cfm?objectid=CA866DCF-1372-4D20-C8EB26EEB30B9982
A parent’s loss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1LG9NymhTE&feature=related
Support for parents of LGBT children/youth http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/173-parents
Cysgender Privilege: http://everydayfeminism.com/2012/09/30-examples-of-cisgender-privilege/
Identity development in gay youth: http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~shumow/iit/LGB%20Identity%20Development.pdf
List of gay themed adolescent literature List of Top 100 LBGTQ Teen Novels
Definition of gender, sex, and sexual orientation http://ego.thechicagoschool.edu/s/843/index.aspx?sid=843&gid=3&pgid=705
Definition of terms (APA) http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/sexuality-definitions.pdf
Defining gender fluidity http://sexualfluidityproject.tumblr.com/Terminology
Talking about about Shame http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html
Having challenging conversations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S04fNfti1ec&feature=related
LGBT identity development http://lbgtrc.msu.edu/docs/bilodeaurenn.pdf
Supporting LGBT children http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/LGBT_Brief.pdf
LGBT athletes and allies http://youcanplayproject.org/
Compassion and the Church http://btgproject.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about.html
Support Organization for people who have an LGBT parent http://www.colage.org/
APA’s educational document on understanding transgender diversity http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.pdf
The gender puzzle http://www.iwtc.org/ideas/15_definitions.pdf
LGBT affirming religious organizations and denominations – retrieved from APA website http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/guidelines.aspx?item=11
School and Leadership
A guide to creating equitable and supportive schools: http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/pdfs/w/innovation/quest/journals/QuestJournal_GailBelisario.pdf
The Dalai Lama and Dr. Richard Davidson speak about community compassion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50J36kv7IQ&feature=player_embedded#!
Leading from Within by Palmer Parker http://www.couragerenewal.org/parker/writings/leading-from-within
Becoming a school champion http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/school_champions/default.asp
Teaching LGBT issues http://www.diversityweb.org/DiversityDemocracy/vol15no1/hackman.cfm
Making schools safe for minority children http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/nassp_glbqt.aspx
Perceived social support of gay students in high school http://www.cruecenter.org/pdf/85.4munoz-plaza.pdf
Creating safe spaces for all youth http://umaine.edu/publications/4428e/
Safe school’s and GLBTQ youth http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-glbtyouth.html
Teacher who started GSA’s http://www.edutopia.org/teaching-tolerance-gay-straight-alliance
Youth leadership model http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JCTE/v19n1/ricketts.html
Youth empowerment and GSA’s http://www.springerlink.com/content/p704n37814702554/
State anti-bullying laws http://bullypolice.org/
Student non-discrimination Act 2010 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4530/text
Bullying and anti-bullying legislation http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/bullying.html
States with Safe Schools Laws http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2344.html?state=policy&type=policy
Books & Articles
When Biased Language Use is Associated With Bullying and Dominance Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Prejudice, V. Paul Poteat • Craig D. DiGiovanni. (J Youth Adolescence (2010) 39:1123–1133 DOI 10.1007/s10964-010-9565-y).
Bullying boys: the traumatic effects of bullying in male adolescent learners, Susan Louise Penning*, Anil Bhagwanjee and Kaymarlin Govender. (Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2010, 22(2): 131–143 Printed in South Africa).
Families promote emotional and behavioural resilience to bullying: evidence of an environmental effect. Lucy Bowes, Barbara Maughan, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Louise Arseneault. (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 51:7 (2010), pp 809–817).
The Effect of an Education Program on Attitudes and Beliefs about Bullying and Bullying Behaviour in Junior Secondary School Students. Caroline Hunt . ( Child and Adolescent Mental Health Volume 12, No. 1, 2007, pp. 21–26).
Unique and Interactive Effects of Empathy and Social Status on Involvement in Bullying. Simona C. S. Caravita, Paola Di Blasio. ( Social Development, 18, 1, 2009 p 140-163)
Effects of an Educational Video on the Measurement of Bullying by Self-Report. Michael W. Baly & Dewey G. Cornell 2011 pages 221-238, – available online: DOI 10.1080/155388220.2011.578275)
The Effects of Bullyingand Peer Victimization on Sexual-Minority and Heterosexual Youths: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis of the Literature. Fedewa, Alicia, L. (Journal of GLBT Studies: July-Sep2011, Vol.7, Issue 4 p398 -418, 21 p, 4 charts). `
An Analysis of Bullying Among Students Within Schools: Estimating the Effects of Individual Normative Beliefs, Self-Esteem, and School Climate. Gendron,B. et al (Journal of School Violence, Apr-June2011 Vol.10 issue 2, p 150-164, 15p, 4 charts, 1 graph).
Bridging generations: Applying “adult” leadership theories to youth leadership development, Carole A. MacNeil. New directions for youth development: Vol 2006, I 109, p 1-127.
The Effects of General and Homophobic Victimization on Adolescents Psychosocial and Educational Concerns: The Importance of Intersecting Identities and Parent Support. Poteat, et al. the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Oct2011, Vol.58, Issue 4, p 597 – 609.
School bullying by one or more ways: Does it matter and how do students cope? Skrzypiec, et al. School Psychology International, June2011, Vol.32, Issue 3, p 288 – 311.
A prospective longitudinal study of children’s theory of mind and adolescent involvement in bullying. Shakoor, et al. Journal of Child psychology and Psychiatry, March 2012, Vol. 53, Issue 3, p 254 – 261. `
Can social support protect bullied adolescents from adverse outcomes? A prospective study on the effects of bullying on the educational achievement and mental health of adolescents at secondary schools in East London, Rothon, et al. Journal of Adolescence, June2011, Volume 34, Issue 3, p 579 – 588.
Family of Origin Environment and Adolescent Bullying Predict Young Adult Loneliness. Segrin, et al. Journal of Psychology, Jan2010, Vol. 45, Issue 1/2, p119 – 134.
Effects of Homophobic versus Nonhomophobic Victimization on School Commitment and the Moderating Effect of Teacher Attitudes in Brazilian Public Schools, Mandi, et al. Journal of LGBT Youth, Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p 289 – 308.
The right to be out : sexual orientation and gender identity in America’s public schools. Stuart Biegel, University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Gender identity and sexual orientation : research, policy, and personal perspectives. Ronni L Sanlo, Sn Francisco – Jossey-Bass Publisher, 2005.
The kaleidoscope of gender : prisms, patterns, and possibilities, John Spade and Katherine Valentine. CA: Sage Pin-Forge Press, 2011.
Transgender voices : beyond women and men, Lori B. Girshick. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2008.
Gender, bullying, and harassment : strategies to end sexism and homophobia in schools, Elizabeth J. Meyer. New York: Teacher’s College Press, 2009.
Let’s get real curriculum guide : lessons & activities to address name-calling & bullying, Kim et al. San Francisco CA: Respect for All Project, 2004.
The language of pain : finding words, compassion, and relief, David Biro Editor. New York, W. W. Norton, 2010.
Peer Groups, Social Identity, and Children’s Bullying Behavior, AManda L. Duffy, Drew Nesdale, Social Development, 2009, Vol 18, Issue 1, p 121 – 129.