Members of Chi Sigma Iota’s Beta Phi chapter developed an advocacy project to increase support for LGBTQ+ persons in the chapter’s local communities. Beta Phi members and graduate Counseling students learned how to facilitate Safe Zone trainings. They were then able to offer trainings at their school and agency internship sites, as well as other community locations. The process of the project and outreach outcomes in the community will be described.
Describe and model an advocacy program designed to engage counselors in the community.
Direct counselors to resources available for increasing understanding and facilitating education regarding LGBTQ+ identities and issues.
Develop awareness of the need for support and understanding of the LGBTQ+ persons.