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EDUCATION, HEALTH & FAMILY RESOURCES

As you move down the page, you’ll find a comprehensive list of articles, websites, videos, and tools to keep (or start) you learning about LGBTQ+ people, identities, and experiences. Click the links below to quickly navigate to where you want to go.

LGBTQ+ BASICS

Definitions

This list provides definitions for the acronym LGBTQ and other terms used within the community.

Resource Guide for Delaware LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Families

This guide is designed to link Delaware LGBTQ Youth and their families to public and non-profit agencies statewide that provide physical and behavioral health services specifically for children, teens and their families.

What is a GSA?

Genders and Sexualities Alliances (formerly known as Gay-Straight Alliances), or GSAs, are student-led and student-organized school clubs that aim to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides a resource guide for gender expansive youth and adults.

Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Trans Language Primer

Trans Language Primer provides up-to-date working definitions for these particular facets of life has already helped bridge that gap as well as helped questioning people find their way into a vibrant community. 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

Gender Dysphoria Bible

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

The Top 10 Things Health Reform Does for Gay and Transgender Americans

The Affordable Care Act is the most significant reform of the U.S. health system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The law’s will be especially profound for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, who are poorly served by many parts of our current system.

Healthcare Coverage

Choose Health Delaware is our state’s free official program, created to help you better understand health insurance reform and the Health Insurance Marketplace. We are not an insurance company. However, through this website you can see what our partner health insurance companies, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware and Aetna, can offer you.

Healthcare Equality Index

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees. Four of Delaware’s nine hospitals were named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality in 2014: Beebe Healthcare, Christiana Hospital, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Wilmington Hospital.

Delaware 211 – Get Help Now!

Delaware’s Online Guide to Human Service referrals and community resources. Dial 2-1-1 or call 1-800-560-3372.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Want to quit smoking? Visit the Delaware Quit-line by clicking the link below or call:  1-866-409-1858.

Out2Enroll

Has information specifically for the LGBT community about the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS (from AIDS.gov)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides Americans—including those with and at risk for HIV—better access to health care coverage and more health insurance options.

LGBTQ+ YOUTH RESOURCES

LGBTQ+ Youth Guide for Foster Parents, Counselors & Social Workers.

Attending college can be difficult, but lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students may have an even harder time than others. The following guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources

This page will help you to better understand the issues that LGBTQ youth can face and expose you to resources that may be helpful if there is an LGBTQ young person in your life.

College Guide for LGBTQ+ Students

Finding the right school is important for every prospective student, but those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer (LGBTQ) face further challenges when choosing a college.

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Youth

A list of resources for scholarships and funding specifically for LGBTQ young people.

LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide

This guide is for the majority of students whose sexual health questions went  unanswered in school.

Resources for Transgender Issues

A listing of local, regional and national organizations as well as suggested books.

Welcoming Schools

A comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools for all students and their families.

GLSEN Jump Start Guide

This resource is for new and already-established Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar clubs. Learn how to establish or re-establish your group, identify your mission and goals, and assess your school’s climate.

GSA Advisor Handbook

This handbook is produced by the National Association of GSA Networks and is easy to read.  Is your GSA social, support, activist focused or a balanced combination of all three?  What are guiding principles for a GSA Advisor if the GSA is more support vs activist?  How is the student leadership of the group structured…hierarchy-based, board-based, collective, or committee-based student leadership…and how does the GSA advisor function as a facilitator in the group based upon structure?  What to do with your GSA?  How to sustain your GSA over time?  If you are new and/or have a new group of students, this may be a useful tool for guiding you as you “advise” the students!

School’s in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students K-12

Today’s society is recognizing the experiences and needs of transgender people as never before. This trend is most evident in our nation’s schools, where an increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students live openly as their authentic selves. At the same time, parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to support these students. This guide highlights best practices while offering strategies for building upon and aligning them with each school’s culture.

LGBTQ+ SENIOR RESOURCES

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilies

The Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a one-stop access point for information and services for older persons and adults with physical disabilities throughout the State.

Delaware Aging Network

Delaware Aging Network agencies and partners work with seniors to provide resources and case management services at local senior centers and other locations throughout the community. DAN agencies provide information about housing, health care, Medicare, Medicaid, in-home services, and transportation.

Nemours Senior Care

If you’re currently living on a fixed income, you can take advantage of our senior care services to meet your financial needs. Affordable vision, hearing and dental care at locations in Wilmington and Milford.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.

LGBTQ+ HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RESOURCES

To Treat me You Have to Know Who I am

This is a ten minute video about LGBT health care issues. It tackles the different ways healthcare professionals should treat their patients who orient as LGBT individuals and the difference in treatment for LGBT individuals.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT+ Equality

GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

Professional Training for Counselors Working with LGBTQ Youth

Health Education Center are available on-demand for viewing. Access a recording of the webinar, download a copy of the presenter’s slides, and fill out an evaluation all from your home or office, at any time. CME/CEU credit is also offered for on-demand webinars.

Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients

GLMA’s free pdf download, covering the guidelines for creating a welcoming clinical environment for LGBT patients (2006).

National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities.

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

Offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.

Nurses HEAL Elders Curriculum

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) has developed ground-breaking curriculum for nurses, teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.  The curriculum has a series of six one-hour sessions and is offered at no cost to the hosting facility and/or participant.

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