About Safe Zone
Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology, and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Safe Zone trainees develop:
- A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA) individuals
- An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
- An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQA and allied individuals
- A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus.
Standard Training vs Health Care Training
Standard Safe Zone is recommended for students, faculty, staff, and community members who would like a simple introduction to concepts and terminology commonly used in this region, social support resources available at Carolina and in the surrounding community, and a broad exploration of applying allyship strategies to common campus scenarios.
Health Care Safe Zone is recommended for students, faculty, staff, and community members working or studying in Health Care professions. It covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios, along with a terminology primer and strategies for allyship. This training is intended to address concerns particular to Health Care professionals, though it is open to all campus and community members.
Standard and Health Care training are equal prerequisites for Safe Zone Continuing Education training.
Spring 2021 Training Dates
Standard Safe Zone
- Wednesday, January 13th from 1-5pm
- Monday, January 25th from 1-5pm
- Thursday, February 18th from 5-9pm
- Friday, March 12th from 10am-2pm
- Wednesday, April 14th from 5-9pm
- Thursday, April 29th from 1-5pm