Making Schools Safe for LGBT Students

Social and Behavioral

The goal of this course is to provide information about students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and how school staff members can create a school environment that is safe for them. Topics covered include challenges faced by students who are LGBT, helping students who are LGBT feel safe and respected, tips for speaking with students, and creating a positive school culture.

  1. Full Course - 20 minutes
    This course is designed for school staff.
Course Authors
Catherine Mattice
Catherine Mattice is the president of Civility Partners, a consulting, training and coaching firm focused on helping organizations create more positive and respectful workplaces. She is an adjunct professor, and has authored two books, Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work and Seeking Civility: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying. Visit for more information.


Walter G. Meyer
Walter G. Meyer is an author and anti-bullying expert whose critically acclaimed novel Rounding Third was based in part on his own high school experiences. Meyer has spoken about bullying at universities, libraries and LGBTQ+ centers and on radio shows across the country. He is active in numerous LGBTQ+ groups. He is also the co-author of The Respectful Leader.