New Research Shows School-Based Mental Health Professionals have a Serious Lack of Training to Support LGBTQ Students
Globe News Wire
School mental health providers (SMHPs) play a critical role in the wellbeing of LGBTQ students. A new report conducted by GLSEN, Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students, indicates that the majority of SMHPs surveyed hold positive attitudes regarding LGBTQ students and feel they have an important role to play in supporting these students. However, many SMHPs do not receive LGBTQ-inclusive graduate education and professional development opportunities. The report identifies a strong need for education and training efforts for SMHPs. Key infographics for social media and reports may be found here.