Live Life to the Full: Edmund Rice Education Australia’s response to providing safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, in particular for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people.
EREA has developed a set of documents intended to support Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition as they strive for the wellbeing and safety of their students, particularly in regard to combatting homophobia and transphobia. These documents indicate a clear position and provide guidance and support for a ‘whole school’ response to a very important facet of our care of all young people.
The documents include:
EREA has also worked with Peter Norden to update and publish a new edition of his 2007 report into how Catholic schools can address the wellbeing needs of students who are same-sex attracted. This resource is available through EREA under the new title, Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities. Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support the implementation of this work, Paul Tobias and Jo Hart are available to work with school leadership teams and staff. Make contact with Jo (email@example.com) if you would like to take up this offer.