Thursday, October 14, 2010

Safe Schools Florida Anti-Bullying Initiative on Sexual Minority Issues

Moving beyond tolerance...

Stunning statistics from Safe Schools South Florida. Did you know:

GLBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.

Over 90% of GLBT youth hear anti-gay rhetoric, and a third hear it from school personnel.

25% of GLBT youth are thrown out of their homes when their parents learn they are GLBT.

Over 40% of homeless teens identify themselves as GLBT.

GLBT teens are twice as likely to skip school because of fear.

In a recent study, 30% of GLBT youth said they had dropped out of school because of bullying.

Safe Schools South Florida wants you to move beyond tolerance, toward understanding.

For my Miami readers...

School Safety and Sexual Minority Issues

Best Practices to Help Prevent
Incidents of School Bullying
Such as the Ones That Resulted
In Recent

The Workshop Will Include a
Youth Panel
Discussion About Their School Experiences 

November 13, 2010
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Coral Gables Congregational Church
Fellowship Hall
3010 DeSoto Blvd.MiamiFL 33134
(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Registration is open to all:
School Counselors
School Administrators
Mental Health Professionals
Social Workers
School Staff
Youth Services Providers
Non-Profit Leaders & Staff
Government and Business Leaders & Staff
Concerned Community Members

To Register:
Go to

Thanks to GAL attorney Jessica Allen for sharing this info.

© Bright Nepenthe, 2010

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