PREVNet celebrates Pride Month as we continue to strive for equality, safety, and acceptance for all.
PREVNet works to create a safe climate for all youth and is committed to addressing the systemic oppression that puts certain groups at a higher risk of violence. We continue to support change towards making life safer for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and raising awareness of healthy relationships, bullying and youth dating violence through education, research, training, and policy change.
Here, we’ve collected a short list of websites with tons of fantastic resources for providing educators, parents, caregivers, and anyone working with youth the tools to provide care and support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
- Dating and Sexual Violence among Gender and Sexual Minority Adolescents: What We Know and How We Can Help
This webinar presented by Dr. Alexa Martin-Storey examines dating and sexual violence among sexual and gender minority youth. She discusses barriers to help seeking for sexual and gender minority adolescents and provides guidelines for educators and other professionals.
- Romantic Relationships and 2SLGBTQ+ Youth: Tips and Strategies for Parents and Educators
This supplemental tip sheet to Dr. Alexa Martin-Storey’s webinar provides parents, caregivers, and educators with more information on dating and sexual violence among 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
- Research Summary: Who Are We Missing? The Impact of Requiring Parental or Guardian Consent on Research with 2SLGBTQ+ Youth
There is a need for high-quality research on the wellbeing of 2SLGBT2Q+ youth in Canada, but the requirement of obtaining the consent of parent/guardians when conducting research with adolescents may undermine young people’s sense of agency and autonomy and overestimate the risk of research participation.This Research Summary examines a study testing whether a requirement for parent/guardian consent would systematically limit which 2SLGBTQ+ youth participated in a survey study. Researchers can use this study to inform study designs and research ethics board applications.
- Translating Gender Inclusive Terms from English to French
Available June 14, this document provide various approaches for incorporating gender inclusive language in French Adolescent Dating Violence prevention programming.
- Promising Practices for Engaging 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Online Adolescent Dating Violence Prevention Programming
Available June 14, this resource highlights green-light, yellow-light, and red-light practices for working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth in online dating violence prevention programming. As there is very little guidance on how to deliver ADV prevention programming online with 2SLGBTQ+ youth, the tips in this document are an excellent starting place for practitioners and researchers engaged in this work.
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity aims to empower gender and sexually diverse communities through education, research, and advocacy. They offer training and workshops, resources, programs, scholarships, and more.
Egale aims to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.
Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat services. Call 1-800-268-9688, text 647-694-4275, or live chat on their website.
Trans Lifeline is a support network run by and for trans people. Call their hotline, connect with peers for online gaming, or find other services, resources, and support.
Wisdom2Action specializes in community engagement, research and evaluation, and knowledge mobilization to create a world where everyone lives free of violence and oppression and has the support they need to thrive.
Pride and National Indigenous History Month
In addition to Pride, June is also National Indigenous History Month. Because of systemic oppression, marginalized youth are at a higher risk of being victimized by bullying, harassment, and violence. And this is especially true for youth at a cross-section of multiple marginalized identities, such as being 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous.
As we continue to work toward a future that is better, safer, and more affirming for all, here are some resources for Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ youth:
The Enchanté Network connects and supports over 120 pride centres and 2SLGBTQ+ service providers across Canada. This month, the Enchanté Network is unveiling #PrideOnTurtleIsland — a campaign celebrating the work of 2 Spirit and Indigi-queer leaders & organizations.
This Pride season, LGBT Youthline wants you to #Dare2Imagine a world where youth of all genders and sexualities are supported and celebrated. Check out their social media for resources centering Indigenous youth in Pride celebrations.
Resources for Educators Building Safe and Accepting Classrooms