Including Rainbow people is the first step - and it sounds like you're doin' great here!
Advice on Building Relationships
Try revisiting "Relationships" section on the Include Us page! This section offers more information on the importance of establishing and maintaining important relationships with the wider rainbow communities. Such relationships provide invaluable sources of knowledge that can be applied to your organization’s policy planning.
Resources that may help:
How Do We Make It Better? Mapping the Steps towards a More Supportive Coming Out Environment for Queer Youth in Aotearoa New Zealand, (2011), Aotearoa New Zealand.
Negotiating Space for Indigenous Theorising in Pacific Mental Health and Addictions, (2009), Le Va.
Advice On Setting Up a Resource List
Go to the "Set Up a Rainbow Resource List" Section to learn how to set up and maintain an up-to-date rainbow researchg list that you can use to help you better support rainbow young people. We also reccomend going to the "Resources" section to view up-to-date research and guidelines about Rainbow identities.
Advice on Creating Rainbow Leadership Practices
Head over to the "Governance, Leadership, and Strategic Planning" section to understand how to create leadership practices that give agency to rainbow voices and put the needs of rainbow young people first.
Advice on Expanding Staff Competency
Head to the "Expand your Rainbow Compentency Amongst Staff" section to make sure your recruitment and hiring practices are inclusive of rainbow young people and mindful of their specific needs.
Cultural Competency Implementation Framework: Achieving Inclusive Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Communities, (2013), National LGBTI Health Alliance, Australia.
Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People within New Zealand: Good Practice Guide for Health Professionals, (2012), Counties Manukau District Health Board, New Zealand.
Checklist for Sensitive General Practice Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People, (2012), University of Melbourne, Australia.
Making Visible: Improving Services for sexual minority people in alcohol and other drug addiction prevention and treatment, (2010), Matua Raki, New Zealand.
Affirming Diversity: An Educational Resource on sexual orientation and gender identity, (2007), NZ Family Planning Association.
Advice on Using Feedback to Inform Practice
Visit the "Planning and Feedback" section for more information on using feedback from rainbow young people to better your youth space's policies and practices when in comes to including rainbow identities.
Your respect for Rainbow people is awesome! Keep it up :)
Advice on Moving Towards Protective Environments
Visit the "Moving Towards Protective Environments" section for more information about networking with rainbow experts in order to improve the wellbeing of your rainbow young people. We also recommend that you check out the page "LGBT Organizations" in our Resources section for a list of organizations that you may want to connect with.
Advice on Using Respectful Language
Head over to the section "Language" to learn more how providing staff with sexuality training can encourage resiliance and self esteem in rainbow young people.
Resources that can help:
Advice on Training Staff on Rainbow Identities
Go to the "Training and Diversity Education" section to undertand more about the importance of staff training on rainbow issues as well as information about types of diversity education that may be beneficial to your staff.
Advice on Evaluating Staff Training
Head to the "Evaluate Training" section to learn more about properly evaluating your current staff training practices.
Advice on Being Well Informed
Visit the "Be Well Informed" section for more information about networking with rainbow experts and recent resources and research in order to improve the wellbeing of your rainbow young people.
We also reccomend going to our "Resources" section for up-to-date guidelines, frameworks, and research about working rainbow identities.
Sounds like you're doing great at Weloming Us! Thanks - we don't have too much more to suggest.
Advice on Preventing Bullying
Try visiting the section "Physical Safety and Bullying" to understand how gender norms are negatively reinforced and what you can to do prevent this.
Bullying Prevention and Response, A Guide for Schools, (2015), New Zealand Government.
Advice on Welcoming Young Rainbow People
See our examples on the Welcome Us page.
Supporting LGBTI Young People in New Zealand, (2015), Ministry of Youth Development.
Policy Report: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Bullying in New Zealand, (2012), New Zealand.
Wow! You're doing great on Counting Us, we don't have anything specific to suggest!
Advice on Talking with Rainbow Young People
Between knowing what to say and how to say it, talking with young people about sex, sexuality, and gender can be tricky. Head over to our "Asking in Person" section for tips to make your next conversation easier.
Advice on Forming Intake Forms
Creating an intake form might seem like a straightforward process. However, knowing what question to ask and how to ask question about sex, sexuality, and gender is necessary if you are to obtain honest, clear, and important information about a young person you're supporting. Head to our "Asking in Intake Forms" section to understand how to better create intake forms.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community, (2011), United States.
Advice on Keeping Confidential Information
Storing and recording intake information is just as important--if not more important--as knowing how to create respectful and inclusive intake forms. Check out the "Make the process ordinary--but confidential" to learn more.
A Guide to Sensitive Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People Attending General Practice, (2012), University of Melbourne, Australia.
The Rainbow Tick Evidence and Good Practice Guide, (2013), La Trobe University, Australia