LGBTQ+ SafeZone Training at
Someone Cares Inc.
2019 Health & Wellness Symposium
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – “We’re excited at the prospect of introducing to the Georgia Market the LGBTQ SafeZone training at the 2019 Health & Wellness Symposium on November 21-22, 2019 in Marietta, Georgia,” shared Ronnie Bass, Executive Director of the organization. This packed two-day symposium will be feature topics surrounding Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction, HIV/AIDS, cultural competency and safezone training. The 2019 Health & Wellness Symposium is another event in the organization’s 23rd year celebration, “Know someone, know Someone Cares” campaign.
Kayden Miller, the Interim Education Director of the LGBTQ Academy at Out Alliance in Rochester, New York, will train participants in creating safe and respectful environments for the LGBTQ+ communities. Miller is a certified SafeZone Trainer and facilitates an average of 150 LGBTQ+ trainings and presentations per year. Miller graduated from State University of New York at Potsdam, with a BA in Archaeological Studies and a minor in Museum Studies. Through his academic work, he focused on interactive and experiential educational techniques, as his passion is making learning fun, relevant and memorable.
During this interactive presentation, we will address the fundamentals of safe zone or a safe space as a confidential place where all people can bring their authentic selves and feel safe, welcome and included. It may be a classroom, a car or an entire agency. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential. The SafeZone training aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for the LGBTQ+ peers, family members, friends, coworkers and for themselves.
The SafeZone training will be a 3-hour segment on Thursday, November 21, 2019. This program is a dynamic, interactive session that includes activities and discussion around – inclusion and respectful language, the process of coming out, understanding sexual and gender identity, taking action on campuses and in our workplaces, where to go for help and more. This session will give participants the skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming and inclusive.
The Symposium will attract a wide audience across all ethnic and social demographic lines — as we’re all one in this global arena of culturally diverse populations. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please call Someone Cares headquarters at 678 921 2706, visit the symposium section on www.s1catl.org website or email Doug Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.