What are Safe Zone Trainings?
Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.
SafeZone training is designed to help provide a foundation of common language to communicate to others your commitment to creating LGBTQ+ inclusive community spaces.
SafeZones can also be a place for people to explore their own concepts of sexuality, gender identity or affectional orientation. This training is appropriate for all people: heterosexual, cisgender, lesbian, gay, transgender, asexual, binary, polyamorous, or more.
SafeZone trainings are a safe place to ask questions, to be vulnerable, and to learn. These trainings are a safe space for you to learn more about the LGBTQ+ identity, issues, and how to support these communities overall.
The primary goal of Safe Zone training is awareness and knowledge of gender/sexuality (including your own!).
Top-Line Statistics from The Trevor Project
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24 (Hedegaard, Curtin, & Warner, 2018) — and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are at significantly increased risk.
- LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020).
- The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth (13-24) seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. — and at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds.
- The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found that 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
What Are Key Risk Factors for LGBTQ+ Youth?
- Minority Stress
- Rejection and a Lack of Social Support & Affirming Spaces
- Physical Harm & Bullying
- Conversion Therapy
QPR Suicide Prevention Training teaches that one of the key contributors to those who complete suicide is a thwarted sense of belonging. For LGBTQ+ youth and adults, this is even more of a concern, particularly if they are also a minority due to their race or ethnicity.
At Chronically Strong we believe that all people, regardless of gender or affectional orientation, race or ethnicity, or religious beliefs, benefit from community inclusion and grow stronger when the community rallies around them.
To schedule a SafeZone Training, contact our founder, Gina Casner, at email@example.com.