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10 Tips for Establishing an LGBTQ Student-Led Group at Your School

By Liz Bergren Starting a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) group can be an exciting time for your school or organization. When you have made the decision to form this group, know that you will be doing something extremely important for the … Continue reading

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How to Support a Young Person Coming Out

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens.  These days, kids are “coming out”—telling others about their gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or any number of other nonheterosexual or gender … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Violence: Can You Spot the Warning Signs of Abuse?

By Liz Bergren Entering a romantic relationship for the first time is an adolescent rite of passage. We get thrown into the complexities of what it means to love and be loved, touched, and potentially hurt and/or rejected. Our early … Continue reading

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Healthy and Appropriate Food Talk in the Classroom

By Liz Bergren At times, an elementary classroom teacher is responsible for overseeing the distribution of food in the lunchroom or classroom. More than likely, discussions around food and what kids are eating will come up in these circumstances. The … Continue reading

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10 Provocative Conversation Starters to Help Tweens Make Good Choices

Developing positive decision-making skills helps prepare kids to meet life’s challenges. In group discussions, ask kids to imagine themselves in one or more of the following ten scenarios and talk about how they’d respond: You borrow your friend’s bike to … Continue reading

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