Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students: The role of Guidance Counsellors
Guidance Counsellors play a key role in supporting students who may be going through a difficult time. Many LGBT young people ‘come out’ when they are at school and having a supportive adult is often very critical to this being a positive experience for them. The resource offers advice to guidance counsellors as they support LGBT students; address homophobic bullying and name-calling and contribute to creating and maintaining schools as safe, supportive and affirming places for all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The resource is in the process of being updated following the publication of the Department of education and Skills 2013 Anti-Bullying Procedures. A revised resource should be available in the first quarter of 2014.