Subject: TODAY is the day to GiveBIG ... plus resources for psychologists, social workers, counselors, anti-violence educators, policy-makers
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 5/2/2012 8:37 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


Each donation you make to us on the Seattle Foundation's website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) TODAY will receive a portion of matching funds. The Safe Schools Coalition NEEDS your help today. Together we can help schools become safe places where everyone belongs, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Donate to the Safe Schools Coalition between midnight and midnight on May 2  - TODAY - through our page in The Seattle Foundation’s Giving Center:


Help us make the most of GiveBIG!


(1) NEW BOOK for mental health providers & policy-makers: Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth

(2) NEW DOWNLOADABLE PUBLICATION: Healthy sexuality: A guide for advocates, counselors and prevention educators from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center




(1) UPCOMING BOOK for mental health providers & policy-makers: Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth


Edited by Sylvia K. Fisher, Ph.D., Jeffrey M. Poirier, M.A., PMP, & Gary M. Blau, Ph.D.


The book will be published this coming June. The publisher says:


Despite growing social acceptance, many young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience harassment and bullying, family rejection, and social stigmatization—putting them at high risk for depression and other mental health challenges. How should the mental health community best respond? Answers can be found in this book, which provides a road map to practices, interventions, and policies that will make a positive difference for LGBT youth and their families.


Offering clear and practical information not available in any other volume, this book gives readers the research-based knowledge and recommended practices they need to work toward a stronger system of care and services and supports for LGBT youth and their families. Mental health administrators, policy makers, program developers, and school psychologists will

         discover 10 guiding principles of knowledgeable, sensitive, and responsive systems of care for LGBT youth

         deepen their understanding of the development and expression of sexual identity

         provide culturally and linguistically responsive services and supports (includes a helpful self-assessment checklist)

         develop interventions that foster resilience, increase assets and strengths, and mitigate risk factors

         reduce the incidence of suicide-related and self-harming behavior

         involve young people and families in the planning and implementation of services and supports

         successfully blend formal mental health services and natural supports

         provide effective support for LGBT youth and their families in schools and out-of-home care settings

         use social marketing as a tool to reduce discrimination and promote social inclusion


This book equips readers with the very latest research findings, specific practice and policy recommendations, and reliable Internet resources to help professionals support young people who are LGBT and their families as they achieve positive mental health and become increasingly resilient. With this urgently needed guide to evidence-based, family-driven, youth-guided, and culturally and linguistically competent practices and policies, mental health and other professionals will advance systems of care that improve outcomes for LGBT youth and their families.


ISBN 978-1-59857-082-3

To order, visit or call 800-638-3775 Use code AF to receive your 10% discount.




(2) NEW DOWNLOADABLE PUBLICATION: Healthy sexuality: A guide for advocates, counselors and prevention educators from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center


Funded by the CDC, this guide is intended to provide guidance and practical tools [and resources] around discussing healthy sexuality within the context of sexual violence for advocates, counselors, prevention educators, and activists. Go to:




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