This study evaluated the impact the OBPP on the frequency of bullying behaviors, school climate, and student’s perceived sense of safety at an urban/suburban, Catholic 7th and 8th grade middle school. Following the intervention, students reported a 34.4% decrease in reports of being excluded and a 31.1% decrease in reports of being bullied. Teachers reported a 48.8% increase in having observed bullying more frequently and 46.5% increase in talking with students who bullied others. Seventh grade females responded more positively following the intervention than other grade or gender cohorts.
Focuses on how media influences culture, body image, and behavior based on stories told by teens who consider themselves straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning.
Examines discrimination and violence in public schools. 28-minute DVD
Shares personal stories from the LGBT community regarding sex, identity and gender roles. 20-minute internet video (free).
Addresses various topics such as sexuality, gender issues, discriminatory attitudes, sexual violence, anatomy, physiology, and puberty, and sexual decision making. Includes classroom ready resource kit of lesson plans. Available in web-based format as a PDF document (free).
Safe sex for lesbians. 14-minute video available in VHS format. Spanish with English subtitles
Making schools LGBT safe and welcoming. 30-minute DVD
Discusses the benefits of coming out, examines the six stages of acceptance, and portrays the health risks of non-acceptance. 25-minute video available in VHS or DVD format. Includes a teacher’s guide
A book that drags hidden homophobia out into the open and examines of the interconnections of prejudice and hate crimes in the lives of LGBT individuals. 233-page book