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October 15, 2015

SafeZone advanced training Oct. 20

Submitted by Anna Waugh

SafeZone will offer an advanced training from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 111 Bluemont Hall.

This training, "Interpersonal Violence: Combating Myths and Exploring Dynamics," will be facilitated by the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education coordinators Jessica Haymaker and Jenna Tripodi. Register for this event or learn more about SafeZone.

Interpersonal violence refers to a broad range of behavior which includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that contribute to a pattern of pervasive violent behavior. This training will explore the dynamics of and myths related to interpersonal violence. Additionally, participants will gain a more nuanced understanding of the support and resource options for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Haymaker is a licensed master social worker, and Tripodi is a licensed marriage and family therapist. At K-State's Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, they serve those impacted by interpersonal violence and provides education for the larger community on related topics. Combined, Haymaker and Tripodi have more than 13 years experience working with survivors of sexual, domestic and dating
violence, stalking and harassment.

SafeZone has been a part of Kansas State University's atmosphere since the 1970s when it was initially started to help those facing discrimination because of sexual orientation. After a revitalization of the program in 2002, SafeZone has evolved to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies are now educated to help those coming from a variety of background with needs concerning hateful acts like bullying or discrimination, LGBTQ related concerns, or sexual violence. Since SafeZone’s creation on campus, more than 1,000 allies have been trained.

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