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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Center for Families & Educators


Resources for Developing Inclusive Schools [web resource] [downloadable]

welcomingschools220When students feel safe at school, they can thrive. Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers an array of free resources designed to help educators and administrators create a welcoming school community.

The following materials are available for download. Where noted, a Spanish language version is also provided.

A Checklist for a Welcoming and Inclusive School Environment

Ensure all of your students and their families feel welcome with this simple checklist to assess your school climate. Also available in Spanish.

Developing A Welcoming Classroom

If visitors came to your classroom, would they know that diversity is valued as a resource in this classroom?

Diverse Lesson Plans

Engaging lessons on family diversity, LGBTQ topics, understanding gender and preventing bias-based bullying. Aligned with national standards.

Safe Schools Signs

Welcoming Schools Safe Schools signs are available for download.  Show your support for all students.

Responding To Children’s Questions on LGBTQ Topics

Students ask a lot of questions, and some are difficult to answer quickly and succinctly. Practicing responses will help to ensure that you are prepared to get your students the answers they need.

LGBTQ Definitions for Adults and Children

Whether you need clarification on what “transgender” means or your students need an age-appropriate explanation of what “gay” means, we’ve got you covered.

Educator Training Videos About LGBTQ- and Gender-Inclusive Schools

HRC Welcoming Schools has two short YouTube videos to help you to transform your school’s or community’s environment to one that is safer and more welcoming.

Laws & Policies that Support Safe and Welcoming Schools

It is essential to know supporting laws and policies in your state when advocating for changes to ensure respect for all students and families.

Spanish Language Resources —Recursos en español de Escuelas Acogedoras

Encuentre recursos para crear ambientes inclusivos y respetuosos en las aulas escolares y apoyar a la juventud LGBTQ.

Find additional resources on the WelcomingSchools.org website.

Source: HRC Foundation | WelcomingSchools.org, http://www.welcomingschools.org | Copyright ©2018 The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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