27 4 / 2012
GLSEN is celebrating the Week of the Young Child with an opportunity for schools to win a Ready, Set, Respect! toolkit for each K-5 classroom in thei school. Produced in partnership with NAEYC, Ready, Set, Respect! helps early childhood educators ensure that all students feel safe and respected and develop respectful attitudes and behaviors.
Simply complete a short form and tell us how you “embraced diversity” (one of this year’s sub-themes) in your school or classroom this week or throughout the year.
Winners will be announced on National Teacher Day this May.
Entering only takes a few minutes and you can do so here: http://action.glsen.org/page/s/ready-set-respect-giveaway
Director of Education
I don’t know why you have to win it, I think a good chunk of schools need that kit.
And from the Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project’s Lifeguard Workshop Program uses a structured, age-appropriate curriculum with trained facilitators to address topics including:· Examining the impact of language and actions on the experiences and mental health of young LGBTQ people;· Recognizing the warning signs of depression and suicide among young people and their peers;· Responding to those warning signs in a way that keeps all young people safe.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24 accounting for more than 12% of the deaths in that age range every year.The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop Program is available free of charge to educators and youth service providers in:· New York City and the tri-state metro area (New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island)· Albany, NY· Los Angeles, CA· Tulare County, CA· San Francisco, CA· San Diego, CA· Washington, D.C. metro area· MissouriSurvival Kit
Sexual orientation and gender identity alone are not risk factors for suicide. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face many social factors that put them at higher risk for self-destructive behaviors, including suicide.
The Trevor Project believes that the high rates of suicide are preventable. To this end, we created The Trevor Workshop Guide, a classroom tool to be used in conjunction with the short film, Trevor, to constructively generate discussion about the myriad of issues surrounding suicide, personal identity and sexual orientation.
Through open discussions with all youth about feelings of isolation, feeling “different” from their peers, or being misunderstood, the classroom atmosphere can empower youth to discuss options for troubled youth and help students to watch over each other.
Survival Kit Contents:
25 Youth brochures
25 Wallet cards
1 List of Books and Films for LGBTQ Youth
1 Educator Resource Guide
1 copy of the Academy-Award winning filmTrevor
Stickers with information for The Trevor Lifeline