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October 14, 2020

Safe Zone Advanced Workshop covering trauma and recovery from interpersonal violence

Submitted by Debra Bolton

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The Safe Zone program, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites anyone who has completed a Safe Zone Introductory Workshop to take the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop hosted by the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, via Zoom. This workshop is the third of five workshops in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Participants will learn about the cycle of abuse victims of interpersonal violence experience, making it difficult to safely leave. We will take a deep dive into the neurobiology of trauma, and discuss how trauma negatively impacts our physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. We will conclude by discussing ways a person can support others and themselves during their journey to healing.

Register here for the Oct. 16 Safe Zone Advance Workshop with CARE.

Safe Zone continues to be part of Kansas State University's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. Safe Zone was created to help those facing sexual orientation discrimination. Revitalization of the initiative in 2002 created a more comprehensive and ever-evolving Safe Zone effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies become educated to help those coming from a variety of backgrounds and identities with needs concerning exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns or sexual violence.

For more information, contact Debra Bolton, Director of Intercultural Learning and Academic Success, at dbolton@k-state.edu; or Brandon Haddock, Student Services Coordinator, Intercultural Learning/LGBT Resources Center, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at bhaddock@k-state.edu.