Off-campus UMass Amherst users: To download dissertations, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password.

Non-UMass Amherst users, please click the view more button below to purchase a copy of this dissertation from Proquest.

(Some titles may also be available free of charge in our Open Access Dissertation Collection, so please check there first.)

Sharevision collaboration between high school counselors and athletic educators to stop LGBTQ bullying

Lisa Dawn Thompson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Abstract

The purpose of the study was twofold: to explore how school counselors and athletic educators experienced implementing the 2010 Massachusetts Anti-bullying law and to explore how participants experienced using the Sharevision structured group reflection process as the format for group discussions. The Sharevision structured group reflection process provided the safety and support school counselors and athletic educators said they needed. Participants eagerly shared their experiences with one another. They used the Sharevision process to discuss the list of participant generated questions they posed during the individual interviews. They exchanged ideas and were able to generate new ways to respond to anti-LGBTQ bullying and gender-based harassment as a result of their reflective group discussions. The participants said that the Sharevision meetings relieved stress, were productive and inspired them to continue working together to take action on their ideas. After the study was over, members of the group met over the summer with the GSA Advisor to continue to work together. They designed and then co-facilitated their fall orientations for incoming students, athletes and parents proactively promoting diversity, their GSA and a positive LGBTQ school climate.^

Subject Area

LGBTQ studies|School counseling|Physical education

Recommended Citation

Thompson, Lisa Dawn, "Sharevision collaboration between high school counselors and athletic educators to stop LGBTQ bullying" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3589192.
http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations/AAI3589192

Share

COinS