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Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ Youth: The Stories and Numbers Project
Track: Lead by Example
Workshop Block 2 – Saturday, October 26 – 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Room: Lester Young B
This workshop presents the Stories and Numbers project, a new online tool for accessing resources related to the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth in Texas schools. The purpose of the workshop is to orient school personnel to the resources covered on the website, highlighting the newest research on school policies, programs, and practices that are linked to positive adjustment and academic success for LGBTQ students, as well as ways to institute evidence-based safe school strategies. Attendees come way with action steps for implementing inclusive nondiscrimination policies and LGBTQ-related curricula, supporting Gender-Sexuality Alliances, and accessing professional development resources.
Stephen T. Russell, University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Russell is Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development and chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in adolescent and young adult health, with a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. He has served on the governing boards of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), National Council on Family Relations (he was elected fellow), the Society for Research on Adolescence (President, 2012-2014).