About the Course
“Safe Zone: Shaping LGBTQIA+ Support with Cultural Proficiency" is a comprehensive course designed to foster cultural competence in the realm of youth, families and communities who identify as LGBTQIA+. This program delves into the lifelong process of self-evaluation, self-critique, and reflection, emphasizing the significance of addressing power dynamics in provider-client relationships.
Participants will gain valuable insights into utilizing inclusive terminology, establishing a direct link to enhancing their diversity competence when engaging with those they serve who identify as LGBTQIA+. Beyond theory, this course equips attendees with five actionable ways to become aspiring allies and advocates, ensuring a more supportive environment for those they serve.
Furthermore, the curriculum explores the impact of unearned privilege and oppression on the safety of LGBTQIA+ individuals and their communities. By addressing these critical aspects, participants will emerge with a heightened awareness and ability to create safer spaces for diverse populations.
Practical and solution-oriented, the course empowers attendees to identify service gaps, recognize unique safety concerns, and strategize organizational solutions tailored to the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and communities. The result is a comprehensive introduction to providing safe and accessible services that not only enhance engagement and retention but also yield better outcomes for all involved.
Participants will demonstrate the usage of inclusive terminology and recognize how it is related to their diversity competence for LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and their communities.
Participants will be able to identify five ways to become an aspiring ally and advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and their communities.
Participants will evaluate and describe how unearned privilege and oppression impact safety for LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and their communities.
Participants will be able to identify gaps in services, unique safety concerns, and problem-solve organizational solutions related to LGBTQIA+ youth, families, and communities