Identity Support Plan: Interviewer Preparation Document
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): Educators, Families, School Staff or Administrators
Focus Population: LGBTQ
Topics: Culturally Responsive Supports, School Climate and Classroom Supports
The purpose of Identity Support Plan (IDSP) is to create a shared understanding about the ways in which a student’s authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school. School staff, caregivers, and the student may work together to complete this document.
- We understand that the student is the expert in their own risk and safety, and therefore, pursuant to state law, education code, and best practices, the interviewer shall defer to the student regarding the completion of the form.
- Student may decide who is involved in the IDSP process. Recommended support includes the student’s school counselor, school social worker or LGBTQ Liaison, and familial support person(s). Teacher(s) and/or administrator may also attend, but a smaller group size is preferable.
- Only complete portions of the form with which the student is comfortable. Most importantly, discuss with the student name and gender and/or pronoun changes, circle of support, safety, and resource linkages.
- Remember, this is about developing a working relationship to support the student’s safety; it’s not about the form