Resource Center

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Bullying Support

Ohio Anti-bullying laws/resources

Alliance School Milwaukee:

Anti-bullying tips from Sydney Australia:

Anti bullying education:

Bullying Statistics:

LGBT suicide prevention resource center:

Free suicide prevention program for schools:

Identifying bullies and bullying prevention in schools:

Resource Nation anti-bullying info:

Great scholarly article freely available on-line:

Homophobic Bullying Update:

Bullying video PBS television:

GLSEN’s anti-bullying tips for schools, teachers, parents, and students:

Government Anti-Bullying Initiative:

Growing up LGBT in America HRC’s groundbreaking youth survey

Anti-bullying Tips

Cleveland State University professor talks about bullying

Suicide Risk and Prevention in LGBT Youth

New York University Athletes ‘It Gets Better’

Dateline – My Kid Would Never Do That

New Duke University study shows bullying changes chromosomes

Presiednt Obama endorses anti-bullying legislation

Trailer from the movie Bully—-Trailer-No-1-517276439 

Bullying statistics 

Bullying link 

Harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression   

Anti bullying tips

Think before you speak – owning your language

GLSEN anti-bullying resources

Rates of bullying amongst high school and elementary school students – 2009 

Challenging conversations about teen suicide prevention 

Bullying/gay youth

A parent’s loss 

Talking Identity

Resources from GLAAD:

Support for parents of LGBT children/youth

Cysgender Privilege:

Identity development in gay youth:

List of gay themed adolescent literature List of Top 100 LBGTQ Teen Novels

Being Gay is OK resource site:

Definition of gender, sex, and sexual orientation 

Definition of terms (APA) 

Gender spectrum     

Defining gender fluidity   

Talking about about Shame  

Having challenging conversations    

LGBT identity development   

Supporting  LGBT children   

LGBT athletes and allies 

Compassion and the Church

Support Organization for people who have an LGBT parent 

APA’s educational document on understanding transgender diversity  

The gender puzzle 

LGBT affirming religious organizations and denominations – retrieved from APA website 

School and Leadership

A guide to creating equitable and supportive schools:


The Dalai Lama and Dr. Richard Davidson speak about community compassion!

Leading from Within by Palmer Parker

Becoming a school champion 

Teaching LGBT issues

Making schools safe for minority children 

Perceived social support of gay students in high school 

Creating safe spaces for all youth 

Safe school’s and GLBTQ youth 

Teacher who started GSA’s

Youth leadership model 

Youth empowerment and GSA’s 


State anti-bullying laws  

Student non-discrimination Act 2010 

Ohio law

Bullying and anti-bullying legislation

States with Safe Schools Laws

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 the Positive Action programme on problem behaviours in elementary school students: A matched-pair randomised control trial in Chicago. Kin-Kit Li, et al.  (Psychology and Health Vol. 26, No. 2, February 2011, 187–204).
Do Teachers Bully Students? Findings From a Survey of Students in an Alternative Education Setting. Kathryn S. Whitted, David R. Dupper. (Education and Urban Society Volume 40 Number 3 March 2008 329-341).
Evaluation of the Safe School Ambassadors Program: A Student-led Approach to Reducing Mistreatment and Bullying in Schools. Journal of GLBT Family Studies  Jul-Sep2011, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p398-418, 21p, Chris, White,  Alexander, Raczynsnki, Katherine, Wang, Aijun. (Clearing House) Jul 2011, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p127-133, 7p.

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 meaning of difference : American constructions of race, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability,   Karen Elaine Rosenblum and Toni-Michelle Travis. New York, McGraw -Hill Higher Education, 2008.

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.