The purpose of the Identity Support Plan (IDSP) is to develop a plan to support the student’s identity, success, and safety at school. School staff, caregivers, and the student must work together to complete this document. This District is committed to making our schools a safe and supportive place for ALL students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression:
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
This is a print-friendly booklet that contains coping statements and grounding tips that families, teachers, and other adults can share with students as tools to help them self-regulate when experiencing anxiety, anger, overwhelm, and other feelings of distress.
These tools and tips draw on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. The affirmations included in this resource are easy to tailor to particular needs, and they can be incorporated into other routines at the beginning and ending of days.
On Mar 3, 2021, a Youth Town Hall entitled “Promoting Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Through Resiliency and Community Connection’’ engaged youth leaders from the City of Irvine’s High School Youth Action Team (HSYAT), along with parents and other community leaders, to discuss the mental health impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on high school students.
This document provides a summary and synthesis of the learnings from that event.
This resource was developed in response to a request from OCDE. There are legislative requirements that Orange County schools have an accessible list of support resources for LGBTQ students. This comprehensive resource list includes resources for teachers and educators of LGBTQ students. The resources are largely specific to Orange County and include crisis resources as well as primary and behavioral healthcare resources.