Bullying/Harassment Reporting

      • Say Something: Text @SayIt to 833-769-0372How to Report Bullying, Harassment, & Other Forms of Victimization (Students)

        We want all of our students to feel safe and supported. Harassment, bullying, hazing, and other forms of victimization are prohibited in the Iowa City Community School District. If you or someone you know has been victimized, you are encouraged to report the incident(s) in one of two ways:

        • Contact your school administration to file a complaint.
        • Report bullying, sexual harassment/assault, or a school safety concern anonymously by text:

        TEXT: @SAYIT
        TO: (833) 769-0372

        Please report as soon as possible.

        Questions? Contact Laura Gray, Director of Diversity & Cultural Responsiveness, at gray.laura@iowacityschools.org or (319) 688-1011.

      Student Resources

      • Student & Family Advocate Contact List

        Student and Family Advocates provide individual student support, promote parent engagement and act as a liaison between school, parents and community resources in order to enhance student learning and improve student achievement and success.

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      •  University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic

        University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic

        The University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. Our clinic provides full-service health care to meet the LGBTQ health care needs.

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      •  GLAAD


        GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

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      •  The Trevor Project

        The Trevor Project

        The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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      •  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

        National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

        The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

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      Educator Resources

      •  amaze


        AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.

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      • Learning for Justice - LGBTQ

        Learning for Justice provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

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      •  SOGI 123

        SOGI 123

        SOGI 1 2 3 helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). At a SOGI-inclusive school, students' biological sex does not limit their interests and opportunities, and their sexual orientation and how they understand and express their gender are welcomed without discrimination.

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      •  SFUSD

        SFUSD: LGBTQ Support Services

        The San Francisco Unified School District provides this website to support educators with tools and resources to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) topics in a school setting. Our goal is to create a safer learning environment for all students with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth and their families.

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      •  Iowa Safe Schools

        Iowa Safe Schools

        A statewide non-profit working to create safe, supportive learning environments for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or are questioning their identity (LGBTQ).

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      •  GLSEN

        GLSEN Educator Resources

        LGBTQ students, like all youth, deserve to learn in settings that are inclusive, affirming, & provide the education necessary to help them make safe & healthy decisions. Here are educator resources to help you create inclusive classrooms.

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      Parent Resources

      • LGBTQ Health Care in Central Iowa

        LGBTQ Health Care in Central Iowa. Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer community (LGBTQ)UnityPoint Health desires to meet the specific health care needs of the LGBTQ community in Central Iowa by providing a safe and affirming environment and overcome the stigma and discrimination that persons in the LGBTQ community often face.

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      •  PFLAG


        Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

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      •  Family Equality Council

        Family Equality Council

        Family Equality Council's mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.

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      •  Family Acceptance Project

        Family Acceptance Project

        The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

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      •  Joslyn Law Firm - Family Law

        Joslyn Law Firm

        Joslyn Law Firm, represents clients who are undergoing overwhelming familial legal disputes. They treat each client with the utmost care and compassion while maintaining a proactive, aggressive approach when it comes to searching for solutions. They have put together a list of Law resources for LGBTQ families that cover topics such as, Same Sex Marriage and Parenting, Discrimination/Harassment, LGBTQ Health Care Challenges, Family Law, Employment Issues, Military Rights, Transgender Rights, Senior Issues and Youth Issues.

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      Community Resources

      •  GenderSpectrum


        Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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      •  Iowa City Pride

        Iowa City Pride

        Our mission at Iowa City Pride is to increase positive visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/agender/aromantic (LGBTQIAA) community of Iowa City, by providing opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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      •  oneiowa


        One Iowa is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.

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      • Transformative Healing

        Transformative Healing works to end sexual violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) community and other sexually diverse communities through an empowerment and social justice framework.

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      •  UAY

        United Action for Youth

        UAY is a Johnson County community organization whose mission is to nurture the potential of all youth to create, grow and lead. Founded in 1970, our vision is one in which young people and adults work together in partnership to create a safe and healthy community.

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      GSA Resources

      •  GLSEN

        GLSEN GSA Resources

        Student-led GSA clubs are leading the work to create safe and LGBTQ-inclusive schools. Find out how to start a GSA, get free resources to support your GSA's work, take part in the Day of Silence, Ally Week, and No Name-Calling Week, and join the national network of more than 6,500 GSAs by registering your student club today.

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      •  Library of Congress

        Library of Congress LGBTQ Pride Month

        The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Pride.

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      •  GSA Network

        GSA Network

        GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

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