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What is a safe zone Training?
Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Therefore, they are perfect for celebrating Pride Month, staff in-services, or annual diversity training.
Why do people attend safe zone trainings?
For a bunch of reasons!
Firstly, LGBTQ+ folks sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in a new environment. Therefore, displaying Safe Zone stickers and demonstrating you went to a training can communicate to others the commitment you’re making to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.
Secondly, Safe Zone trainings are for people to explore, for themselves, the concepts of sexuality and gender. And, this goes for people who are L, G, B, T, and/or Q, as well as people who aren’t (straight and/or cisgender people).
We don’t get a lot of space in society to talk about these things. However, Safe Zone trainings are unique and wonderful because they’re exactly that – a safe place to ask questions, to be vulnerable, and to learn.
Finally, there is pressure to already know how to be LGBTQ+ inclusive. And, while many of us want to be, we don’t necessarily feel comfortable with the language, or with our own level of understanding. And, we frequently don’t know where to go to learn more. However, Safe Zone trainings are safe places people can go to learn more, about their own gender/sexuality and deepen their understanding of LGBTQ+ identity and issues
What is the cost of training?
1 – 50 Participants — $750
51 – 100 Participants — $1,000
100 + Participants — $1,250
Length of Training: 3 hours
Trauma Interventions for first responders
Critical Incident Desensitization Protocol
Critical Incident Desensitization Protocol (CIDP) trainings are designed to teach law enforcement, fire fighters, EMT’s, paramedics, and frontline medical professionals tools to ground and stabilize individuals within minutes, hours, or days of traumatic events.
Firstly, during CIPD training, participants will learn Critical Incident Desensitization (CID) which rapidly grounds individuals overwhelmed by a present traumatic crisis. Secondly, participants will be taught Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP which helps to stabilize individuals recovering from a recent traumatic incident.)
CIDP protocols are viewed as crisis interventions, and not psychotherapy. Therefore, they can be safely performed by anyone who has completed the training.
The course is taught by a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and includes didactic instruction, live demonstration, and the opportunity for participants to practice the skills they have learned.
What is the cost of training?
1 – 25 Participants — $750
26 – 50 Participants — $1,000
Length of Training: 4 hours