Health Care Safe Zone is a four-hour alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.The curriculum also 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.
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 LGBTIQ 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
Health Care Safe Zone is a prerequisite for the two-hour Safe Zone Continuing Education trainings.