Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students in Schools

In this episode, podcast guests discuss important terminology, research, and aspects of school psychology practice that can assist educators in best serving LGBTQ+ students in educational settings. This podcast can also be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.  

Meet the Participants

Dan Florell (Host)
Dan Florell, PhD, NCSP, is an Associate Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and the NASP Online Communication Coordinator and Historian.
Follow Dan on Twitter: @schoolpsychtech

Sycarah Fisher (Facilitator)
Sycarah Fisher, PhD, is an assistant professor of school psychology at the University of Kentucky.
Send an e-mail to Sycarah: sycarah.fisher@uky.edu

Tracy Hobbs (Guest)
Tracy Hobbs, NCSP, is a school psychologist, trainer, and consultant in Michigan actively involved in supporting sexual minority youth and a longtime NASP leader, currently serving as a Strategic Liaison.
Follow Tracy on Twitter: @MichTKH

Todd Savage (Guest)
Todd A. Savage, PhD, NCSP, is a professor of school psychology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a past president of NASP.
Follow Todd on Twitter: @darkirish7

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