The Global Pandemic has been especially challenging for youth who developmentally desire independence and peer support. LGBTQ+ youth from families who 1) are not ready to affirm and validate or 2) who simply and sadly don't support their young person's sexuality or gender are facing even more challenges. These youth rely on the safety and security of welcoming school environments to survive and thrive. Without such, there has been an alarming uptick in suicidal ideation and calls to wonderful organizations such as The Trevor Project.
This is not where your story ends. Help is available. Turn the page. Start a new chapter. No one should suffer in silence or alone.
The following resources, "Coping During COVID" and "Supporting Youth During Troubling Times" are written and published by myself and other school psychologists from the National Association of School Psychologists' LGBTQI2-S Committee.
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