Welcoming Schools - A project from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
 

Film: What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders

STREAMING FREE FOR BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH! See experienced educators in action using Welcoming Schools’ lessons to help students stand up for each other and have real conversations on bias and bullying.

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Welcoming Schools Seal of Excellence

WATCH: Teachers, students, administrators and community members came together in May 2014 to honor schools and districts across the country that have gone the extra mile to create safer learning environments.

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Bullying and Name Calling

Welcoming Schools resources help elementary schools and educators address the many kinds of bias based bullying including anti-LGBT slurs and gender put-downs. Taking a proactive approach to end bullying will positively affect every student in your school.

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Welcoming Schools Experts in Your Area

Welcoming Schools trainers and consultants are working across the country to help communities make schools safe and welcoming for all students and families.

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Teachable Moments

You overhear a student exclaim, "That’s gay." Teachable moments like these provide us with an opportunity to move closer to creating welcoming schools.

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Creating a safe and welcoming school for all children and families.

 
Welcoming Schools Starter Kit

A set of key resources to create a more welcoming school.

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Welcoming Schoolsis an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments » Learn More

The Issues

Embrace Family Diversity

To succeed academically and socially, children need to feel that their family is part of the school community.
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Avoid Gender Stereotyping

Gender roles pressure students to conform to behaviors that may limit their full developmental potential.
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End Bullying

Teasing, name-calling and bullying affect the targets, perpetrators and bystanders.
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Your Role

Administrators

Build a school community where all students are welcome and respected.
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Educators

Set the tone for a respectful, caring classroom.
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Parents or Caring Adults

Create a respectful environment at home and educate your school community.
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Blog

  • Nancy Garden on My Mind:  A Tribute for Banned Book Week
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  • What a Welcoming School Feels Like
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  • What Do You Say to “That’s So Gay”?
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  • I Am Jazz: New Children’s Book Raising Awareness of Transgender Children Released TODAY!
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  • Teaching Love
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