Safe Zone is a program created to develop, enhance, and maintain environments in work places, schools, and other social settings that are culturally competent and in support of LGBTQ individuals, as well as straight and cisgender people who care about diversity, equality, and inclusion. Creating safe zones 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.
Educational Objectives: Based on the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Define safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals and how to create them within school and employment areas
- Define and discuss the “coming out” process and the relevance of CASS’ Model of Identity Development
- Discuss best practices model in creating safe spaces and how to engage others in establishing comfortable dialogues regarding LGBTQ issues.
About the Speakers: Sean completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2003, and a Master’s degree in Health Science – Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. Sean Guinane has been a faculty member with the college since 2009, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Outcomes Assessment and Technology. Sean brings a clinical perspective from practice in family medicine and urgent care to the classroom for physician assistant students, as well as an appreciation for clinical learning, having served as a preceptor for both PA and medical students while in practice. Sean is a nationally certified physician assistant and licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants, both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey societies of physician assistants, and the LBGTPA caucus.
Dionandre King completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of California at Davis (2002) and a Master’s in Public Health from San Francisco State University (2011). Currently, Dionandre is finishing his Masters in Biomedical Sciences at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dionandre's professional experiences include being a microbiologist and epidemiology research associate for the California Department of Public Health. Dionandre's ultimate goal is to be an osteopathic physician providing primary care to underserved populations.
Target Audience: Doctoral Level Psychologists and Other Mental Health Practitioners
Level of Instruction: Basic
Location: Evans Hall 327 A/B
CE Credit: NO CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THIS LECTURE
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sean_guinane/1/