Staff Resources

Support Group and GSA Leader Resources

  • SPPS Support Group Leaders and GSA Advisors have access to additional resources, including Schoology groups, Google Drive resources and targeted professional development. Please contact us if you are interested in starting/leading a support group and/or GSA at your site.

Professional Development

  • We have several trainings available for staff, but we are also open to working with individual staff, departments, and/or school sites to provide tailored trainings, coaching and consulting, and other forms of support. Current professional development offerings and Schoology groups may be viewed in the Office of Equity’s catalog.

Safe Schools Manual


    Out for Equity conducted Best Practice research thanks to the generous contribution of the Kevin J. Mossier Foundation. Now, with the 2013 release of the Safe Schools Manual, you are able to have our updated, comprehensive resource at your fingertips! In addition to our Best Practice findings, the manual includes:

    • Content area lessons that include LGBT issues

    • Tips for starting and development Gender and Sexuality Alliances

    • Useful facts and statistics

    • Thorough selection of the LGBT youth-serving local and national organizations and websites

    • Practical strategies to make schools more safe and respectful for all students, families, and staff

    • A toolkit of practical suggestions for school staff to create safe space for all students to succeed in school

    • A primer for running school-based support groups, including activities, professional resources, and psychological theory

    For more information, contact us!

    Full PDF: Safe Schools Manual