School psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for the development and expression of their personal identity in a school climate that is safe, accepting, and respectful of all persons and free from discrimination, harassment, violence, and abuse.
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth When Policies Mandate Discrimination (PDF)
This document contains information to guide ethical decision making, provides strategies to support LGBTQ+ youth, and gives examples of actions school psychologists should engage in to reverse these harmful policies. … more
Advocating for LGBTQ Students With Disabilities (PDF)
A Guide for Educators and Parents/Guardians Supporting LGBTQ Students With an IEP or 504 plan. … more
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) Committee
NASP believes that school psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for the development and expression of their personal identity in a safe school environment. … more
Gender Inclusive Schools FAQs
This series of four topical sets of FAQ’s was developed by Gender Spectrum and NASP to help guide the efforts of school psychologists, educators, and administrators to ensure schools are welcoming, safe and gender inclusive. … more
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth During Troubling Times (PDF)
It is imperative that educators, parents, and other caregivers advocate for and connect with and support students who may be at risk. Understanding risk factors and effective supports is critical in preventing peer violence and decreasing the risk of suicide in LGBTQI2-S youth. … more
School Building Transgender and Gender Diverse Readiness Assessment (PDF)
The purpose of this assessment is to review district-wide or building-wide strengths and areas of need pertaining to including and supporting transgender and gender diverse students in schools. … more
Dot Brief: Safe & Supportive Schools for for LGBTQ+ Students
The victimization that occurs at school puts LGBTQ+ students at risk for negative mental health outcomes and reduced academic success. School psychologists play an important role in turning around these negative trajectories by helping to foster a school climate that promotes acceptance of diversity and a positive learning environment for the total student population. … more
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: Preventing Violence and Harassment at School (PDF)
Exposure to violence is not an unusual occurance for many youth, but unfortunately it can be typical experience for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. … more
School Psychologists as Allies and Advocates for the LGBTQ Community
Educators have much work to do to make schools safe and affirming for all youth, including LGBTQ youth. In particular, school psychologists are charged with upholding professional ethics and best practices to protect the dignity and rights of LGBTQ youth and ensure an equal educational opportunity. … more
These posters will serve as a visible reminder of educators' commitment to safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and families. … more
Organizations Supporting LGBTQ Youth
The following organizations provide research, technical assistance, professional development, public policy initiatives, and other resources to improve outcomes for LGBTQ youth. … more
Helping Transgender Students Succeed at Home and at School
Transgender students face myriad challenges that affect their abilities to succeed at school and at home. The purpose of this Online Learning Center presentation is to optimize participants’ potential to work successfully with this population. … more
Transgender Youth and Making School Safe: Sexual Minority Youth (PDF)
Students who identify themselves as transgender or who are questioning their gender identity require a broad range of support and services. … more
Find resources to support transgender and gender diverse youth. … more
Resource From NASP: Allies for All
Use this electronic collection of resources to learn about the needs and experiences of LGBTQI2-S youth.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Position Statement
NASP believes that all youth have equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from educational and mental health services within schools, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students
NASP supports efforts to ensure that schools are safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, family members, and school staff and respect a person's right to express his or her gender identity.