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A Guide to Coming Out for Parents, Families and Friends

Resources | Family Violence, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

A resource for families of young people who have come out/invited people in regarding their diverse sexuality or gender identity.

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A Guide to Setting up Online Social and Support Groups for LGBTQIA+ Young People

Resources | Mental Health, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network, Networks

During the COVID-19 Pandemic there was an urgent need to establish
online support services, including social and support groups for
LGBTQIA+ young people, and to increase accessibility and engagement
with preexisting online and telephone services. We see an ongoing role
for this kind of support alongside face-to-face options where possible.
This guide aims to outline some key considerations in setting up online
groups to ensure they are safe, accessible and well attended.

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All of Us Booklet

| LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Education

The Safe Schools Coalition Australia guide for a Health and Physical Education resource for years 7 and 8 on the topic of gender and sexual diversity. This unit is taught in conjunction with videos, student handouts and posters.

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All of Us Videos

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The All Of Us videos, along with accompanying unit guide, student handouts and a poster, aim to build understanding of sexual diversity, intersex and gender diversity for years 7 and 8.

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Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Directory

Links | QTIPOC, People of Colour, Faith and Religion

AGMC is a peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds.

AGMC works alongside government agencies, LGBTIQ organisations, as well as multicultural and multifaith communities to ensure our voices are heard and not forgotten. AGMC is committed to work with diverse communities, including migrants, international students, refugee and asylum seekers, young people, and people with disability. AGMC believes that celebration of our identities can greatly improve our health and well-being while continuously challenging the persistence of stigma, prejudice and discrimination.

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Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines For Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Trans and Gender Diverse

The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG) aim to maximise quality care provision to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia, whilst recognising the unique circumstances of providing such care to this population.

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Balance or burnout

Resources | Mental Health, Rainbow Network, Networks

Working in roles that support LGBTIQA+ young people can be dynamic and rewarding. Sometimes it can also be personally and politically challenging, and present unique risks. There is a range of factors which may impact on some workers at some point in their career, both within the workplace and outside of it. These include harmful social norms on a societal level, unsustainable workplace culture and conditions and personal experiences of vicarious trauma and burnout.

The work you do is important. At times some of you will find yourselves facing challenges that compromise your ability to continue to contribute in a sustainable way. This resource provides some tips to help you maintain a balanced and healthy relationship to your work.

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Beyond a Rainbow Sticker

Research | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

A report on How2 create a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex
GLBTI) inclusive service

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Beyond Homophobia Report

Research | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

Beyond homophobia- Meeting the needs of same sex attracted and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people in Victoria
A policy blueprint

Bisexual Inclusive Practice E-Learning Module

Links | Bisexuality, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

The Bi+ Australia e-learning module is designed for anyone working with people and can be completed by anyone who is interested in learning more about bisexuality. It will be most valuable to service providers including social workers, medical and nursing professionals, teachers, counsellors, psychologists and others in community support roles. This module will be valuable to service providers both in Australia and internationally.
Cost: $20

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BISH

Links | Sexual health and relationships

BISH is a UK guide to sex, love and you for everyone over 14. It’s for people who are (or are thinking about) having sex and relationships. Hopefully it’s for all genders and sexualities (even asexual folk), people with disabilities, backgrounds, beliefs and values.

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Bits & Bods

Links | Sexual health and relationships

A web series for teen girls and gender diverse teens about sex, bodies and all the awkward bits in between.

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Challenges and benefits of running online groups

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network, Networks

Experiences of HEY partners during COVID-19. These notes come from a discussion between HEY partners working with LGBTQIA+ young people in Victoria in 2020. Topics covered include challenges such as lack of engagement, online space fatigue, barriers to access, benefits, collaboration and tips and suggestions.

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Checklist of Good Practices for Service Providers working with Autistic LGBTIQ Young People

Resources | Family, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

Having access to support services that understand and embrace Autism, neurodiversity and LGBTIQA+ identity is a crucial aspect of young people having positive mental wellbeing. Through extensive input from LGBTIQA+ and/or Autistic young people across Australia, I CAN Network has developed this checklist of signals that a service provider is inclusive and accepting.

This resource was funded by the Victorian Government through the Healthy Equal Youth program and its
grant to I CAN Network Ltd.

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Clear Expectations: Guidelines for Institutions, Galleries and Curators Working with Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Artists

Links | Trans and Gender Diverse

These guidelines address pronouns and misgendering, respecting privacy, addressing audiences, inclusion as the curatorial framework, consultation, autonomy, creating safe environments, inclusive labelling, collecting data, managerial responsibilities and supporting career development and longevity.

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Coming Out, Inviting In- Rainbow Network Guide Sheet

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

A resource for those supporting LGBTIQA+ young people about responding to a young person who shares with you about their sexuality, gender or intersex variation.

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Families like mine

Links | Mental Health, Family

Families like mine is a multimedia guide that offers practical advice to families of young gender diverse people, same-sex attracted and bisexual people, and those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

The guide was developed because research shows that family support can have a significant positive impact on the mental health of young lesbian, gay, bisexual or gender diverse people.

Families like mine is free and has been distributed to parent groups, school councils and youth organisations across the country.

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From Blues to Rainbows

Research | Trans and Gender Diverse

This study of 189 young people, aged 14 - 25 aims to redress the absence of positive, resilience focused research for gender diverse and transgender young people

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Gender Help for Parents

Links | Family, Trans and Gender Diverse

Resources for parents of trans and gender diverse children created by Australian parents who struggled to find information about services and support for issues around their children’s gender identity.

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Gender identity and mental health

Resources | Mental Health, Trans and Gender Diverse

A headsapce fact sheet discussing gender identity and mental health

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Gender is Not Uniform

Resources | Trans and Gender Diverse, Education

Gender is Not Uniform is a resource to support schools to develop inclusive uniform guidelines and policies

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Government Support for LGBTIQ Victorians Facing Hardship During COVID-19

Resources | Family Violence, Bisexuality, Mental Health, Family, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex

We are currently living under Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria. The state government has made financial and mental health support available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people seeking help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guideline: Trans and gender diverse inclusion in sport

Resources | Sport and Recreation, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Trans and Gender Diverse

This guideline is aimed at sporting clubs, organisations and staff. It can also help individuals
and players understand their rights.

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Guidelines for Establishing a Social and Support Group

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Social and support groups are a well established model for supporting the health and well-being of LGBTIQ+ young people in Victoria. Groups provide access to peers, information, support and referral. This guide aims to provide key information on group establishment, group work and practice.

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Inclusion Guide to Respecting People with Intersex Variations

Resources | Intersex

This resource was developed by Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) to provide best practice guidance on supporting and respecting people with Intersex variations.

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Intersex for parents (IHRA)

Resources | Family, Intersex

Information for parents who have a new baby, or are planning a pregnancy, or who have recently discovered that their child has an intersex variation, sometimes called a “DSD” or “disorder of sex development”.

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LGBTIQ+ Homelessness & Family Violence - Information for Caseworkers (Film)

Resources | Family Violence, Mental Health

This video by Wombat Housing Support Services will provide you with some information about what family violence, homelessness &/or mental health issues might look like amongst LGBTIQ+ young people and some things you need to keep in mind when working with them.

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LGBTIQ+ Homelessness & Family Violence - Information for Young People (Film)

Resources | Family Violence, Mental Health

This video by Wombat Housing Support Services explores what services exist to support young LGBTIQ+ people experiencing family violence, homelessness &/or mental health issues. What you can expect when you get support from these services & what your rights are.

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LGBTIQA+ suicide safety cards - Switchboard

Resources | Mental Health

The cards are designed to help someone stay safe from acting on thoughts of suicide and give practical tips on how to navigate conversations about suicide.

They also contain blank fields for each person to complete their own personal safety contact, prompts reminding them what the signs of being overwhelmed look like, and what steps to take that increase feelings of safety.

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LGBTQ+ Change and Suppression Practices

Resources | Bisexuality, QTIPOC, Mental Health, Faith and Religion, Trans and Gender Diverse

A factsheet outlining what LGBTQ+ Suppression Practices are, and why the Victorian Government has banned them. Prepared by the Victorian Government in collaboration with the Brave Network and survivors of conversion practices.

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NAIDOC 2020

Resources | QTIPOC, People of Colour, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

To mark NAIDOC week 2020, we have put together this resource for you to download and to share. It is a compilation including all of the stories, resources and services, relevant to young LGBTQIA+ indigenous folk, that we have shared in the Indigenous Voices section of our newsletter in 2020. We have produced this material in collaboration with our young, queer, indigenous guest contributor, Courtney Hagen.

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National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Mental Health Suicide Prevention Strategy

Resources | Mental Health

The National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy is a plan for strategic action to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote good mental health and wellbeing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities across Australia.

This strategy includes recommendations across the breadth of approaches in Australian mental health work including promotion, prevention, intervention, treatment and maintenance.

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Next Generation Pride Report

Resources | Bisexuality, QTIPOC, People of Colour, Faith and Religion, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Sexual health and relationships, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Education

This report compiles the findings of a youth consultation process conducted by minus18 in partnership with the Victorian Pride Centre. The aim of the Next Generation Pride project was to find out what makes spaces and events safe, inclusive and accessible for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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OMG I'm Queer

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

Created by young people, OMG I’m Queer takes on sexuality and gender identity, exploring them with real life experiences and attitude.
Featuring contributions from queer young people from all over Australia, OMG I’m Queer is the one-stop introduction to sexuality and gender for young people.

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Parents of Gender Diverse Children

Links | Family, Trans and Gender Diverse

Resources for parents supporting trans and gender diverse children and young people

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Pride in Prevention: A guide to primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

Resources | Family Violence, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

Pride in Prevention summarises the current available evidence on the drivers of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities and provides recommendations for priority interventions to address it.

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Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide

Resources | Family Violence, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

A guide for communications and engagement to support primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

This guide aims to build the expertise and capacity of both LGBTIQ and mainstream organisations and practitioners in the design and delivery of primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities. This includes those experienced in working to advance LGBTIQ rights, health, and wellbeing, and those experienced in the primary prevention of violence against women and broader efforts to promote gender equity.

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Private Lives 3 National Report

Resources | Family Violence, Bisexuality, People of Colour, Mental Health, Sexual health and relationships, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex

Private Lives 3 (PL3) is Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people to date. The survey provides vital information for health professionals, service providers, community organisations and governments to better understand and support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia.

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Rainbow Resource for Victorian Councils

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

The Rainbow Resource is intended to provide guidance to councils looking to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) inclusion in their local communities. It showcases several examples of creative, innovative and imaginative work being undertaken by local councils.

The resource includes information for local governments on LGBTIQ inclusion, inclusive language, inclusive practice and the law, and supporting intersectionality across a range of different community groups.

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Rainbow Tick Standards: A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice

The Rainbow Tick framework supports organisations to improve the quality of care and services they provide to LGBTIQ service users, staff and volunteers, and in achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation.

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RAISING THE BAR - How to be an intersex ally: a guide for organisations and individuals keen to go further than trying to define the term

Resources | Intersex

This resource by Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) provides guidance to organisations and individuals on how to be an intersex ally.

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Safe Schools

Links | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Trans and Gender Diverse, Education

The Safe Schools Coalition Australia provided a range of resources to help school leadership, teachers and communities create safer and more inclusive environments for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families. Resources included whole school materials for more inclusive practices with anti-bullying messages. Principals and teachers used their own professional judgement on how to best use these resources for their school context.

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Guide to supporting a student to affirm or transition gender identity at school.

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This guide is intended to help all schools to provide support for students who are taking steps to affirm a gender identity at school.

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ youth in COVID-19: Part 1

Resources | Rainbow Network

Our initial response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Supporting the Families of LGBTIQ+ young people- A Rainbow Network guide

Resources | Family, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

This resource provides ideas and links to resources and information about how to support the families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer
(LGBTIQ+) young people.

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Tips for Autistic LGBTIQA+ Young People

Resources | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

These tips have been developed to give Autistic LGBTIQA+ youth better ideas and resources for accessing support.

These tips have been developed through surveys and consultations with young people, Autistic LGBTIQA+ adults, service providers, and families across Australia. This resource was funded by the Victorian Government through the Healthy Equal Youth program and its grant to I CAN Network Ltd.

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Tips for Grown Ups Supporting Autistic LGBTIQA+ Youth

Resources | Family, LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Rainbow Network

Understanding and acceptance is key to developing trust and positive mental health trajectories in Autistic-LGBTIQA+ youth. These tips are designed for grown ups who support Autistic LGBTIQ youth and are based on surveys and consultations undertaken with young people, along with input from Autistic LGBTIQA+ adults, service providers, and families across Australia.

This resource was funded by the Victorian Government through the Healthy Equal Youth program and its grant to I CAN Network Ltd.

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Trans 101

Links | LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice, Trans and Gender Diverse

BEING TRANS, GENDER IDENTITY, AND WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Trans 101 is a starter pack designed to help people better understand what it means to be trans, and how to make the world and better, safer, happier place for trans and gender diverse people.
Videos and a downloadable booklet.

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Transcend - A Guide for Parents

Links | Family, Trans and Gender Diverse, Education

This resource is designed to give you, the parent or carer of a trans, gender
diverse or non-binary (TGDNB) child some tips on how to support and be an
advocate for your child at school to ensure they can participate fully in their
education and their school community.

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Transcend - A Guide for Schools

Links | Family, Trans and Gender Diverse, Education

A resource for schools about how to make your school a safe and inclusive environment for a trans, gender diverse, or non binary (TGDNB) student and how you can support them to affirm their gender. This document provides guidance on how you can best support this student and their family.

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Transcend - Student Support Plan

Links | Family, Trans and Gender Diverse, Education

A practical plan to assist you in supporting a trans, gender diverse or non-binary (TDGNB) young person with affirming their gender at school.

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Transgender and Gender Diverse Inclusive Care Guide - for hospital based health care professionals

Resources | Trans and Gender Diverse

This inclusive-care guide has been prepared by the Zoe Belle Gender Collective and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The aim of the guide is to minimise harm and ensure respectful care for Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) patients.

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2020 Victorian LGBTIQA+ days of significance

Resources | Rainbow Network

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Writing Themselves In 4 - National report

Research | Bisexuality, Mental Health, Family, Sport and Recreation, Trans and Gender Diverse, Education, Rainbow Network

This is the largest ever study on the experiences of LGBTQA+ young people aged 14-21 in Australia. Over 6000 young people participated, this national report includes findings and recommendations.

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