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The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland, in partnership with the School of Education, University of Limerick and co-funded by the Irish Research Council and Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions CAROLINE programme, are proud to share the release of the Gender Identity and Gender Expression E-Resource for Second-level Schools. This e-resource has been designed to support second-level school staff in learning about gender identity and expression and ensuring that schools are inclusive of young people who are trans and gender diverse.

The e-resource is divided into sections with accompanying worksheets in a workbook that can be completed in multiple sittings. Topics explored in this e-resource are: silence and invisibility, uniforms, bathrooms, sports, names and pronouns, bullying, curriculum, coming out, steps to take in facilitating a young person’s transition and support groups. Grounded by findings from a two year long research project with trans youth, parents, educators and wider education stakeholders, each section provides useful short educational videos, impactful quotes from trans and gender diverse young people, suggested actions for change as well as links to wider supports and resources. The e-resource and accompanying workbook for download are housed at https://www.ul.ie/gender-identity-school-resources/

E-Resource Development Team: Dr Aoife Neary (Principal Investigator/Academic Mentor, School of Education, University of Limerick); Hannah Solley (Education and Family Support Officer, TENI); Dr Ruari-Santiago McBride (Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Limerick). Consultative and Advisory Support: Dr Breda Gray (Consultative Academic Mentor, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) and Vanessa Lacey (Health and Education Manager at TENI).