The National Inventory of School System Interventions for LGBTQ Student Well-being and School Connectedness was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of school-system interventions in reducing stigma and improving resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students.
The goal of this study was to identify which interventions have been implemented across Canada through an online survey of school district Superintendents/Directors. The survey covered anti-harassment policies and anti-bullying programs, student clubs, curriculum, and events. Inventory data not only indicated what types of interventions are being implemented and where, but also told us whether these interventions have been effective in achieving the hoped for results of school system officials. This work yielded valuable recommendations to help inform decision making about the kinds of interventions that work best, in what contexts, and for what goals.
This study was conducted in partnership with the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Catherine Taylor
Co-Investigators: Dr. Tracey Peter, Dr. Gilbert Émond, Dr. Ryan Dyck, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Dr. André Grace, Helen Kennedy, Dr. Barbara Ravel, Dr. Hilary Rose, Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Annie Smith, Dr. Robb Travers, and Dr. Kristopher Wells
Funded by CIHR Open Operating Grants under the grant “Reducing stigma, promoting resilience: Population health interventions for LGBTQ youth”, 2012-2017