Are you here to lead a Safe Zone initiative in your community? To roll out a program that create opportunities to learn about sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ identities? You, friend, have come to the right place.
Creating a Safe Zone program involves a lot of work, but it’s well within the scope of what a committed individual (or, better, a small group) can accomplish. People just like you, in schools, organizations, hospitals, and communities all around the world, have done just that.
And here’s the good news: everything on this site is at your disposal, uncopyrighted, and open source.
Here at The Safe Zone Project, all of the resources, curricula, and activities we create are:
- Accessible, engaging, and — ideally — fun!
Train-the-Trainers Toolkit — Retreat Guide, PLANNING & ROLLOUT
For years, we traveled around the U.S. and conducted train-the-trainer retreats, where we’d spend a few days with a group of ~15 people, and prepare them to step into the front of the room for a Safe Zone training.
Now, we’re doing our best to translate all the lessons we learned, as well as all the information we imparted, into an online resource for folks like you hoping to prepare a group of educators to take part in a Safe Zone initiative.
The first thing we’ve created is the Train-the-Trainer Retreat Guide, which is a step-by-step, activity-by-activity walkthrough to plan, prepare, and run a two-day train-the-trainer retreat.
Eventually, we’ll be releasing tools for planning (before the retreat) and rollout (everything that happens after) for a Safe Zone initiative, and tons of answers to questions you might have.
Below, you can find any activities, curricula, FAQs, and other tools that will help you train Safe Zone trainers in your community, and launch a Safe Zone initiative.
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