Carolina’s commitment to supporting diverse populations on campus and beyond is demonstrated by the many trainings offered to faculty, staff and students. The entire campus community is invited to participate in these trainings, which offer insight into how best to support and better understand one another. Following is a list of trainings available:

 

Green Zone Training

Green Zone training is for faculty and staff that wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about  the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources.

Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training.

All participants must register for the Green Zone Training. Additional trainings will be added as needed. Any student interested in participating in training should register for the session(s) for faculty and staff or request to schedule a specific training date and time for an office or department, contact the Carolina Veterans Resource Center.

For information and to register, click here.

 

Haven Training

HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community.

After successfully completing the HAVEN training, participants will receive a placard that can be displayed on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop, or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!

For information and to register, click here.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that will give staff and faculty the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

For information and to register, click here.

 

 

Standard Safe Zone Training

The Standard Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. There is a short intermission about half way through.

Safe Zone trainees develop:

  • A deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA) individuals
  • An increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals
  • An increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals
  • A network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus

For more information or to register, click here.

Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Safe Zone Gender Identity & Gender Expression is a two-hour training designed to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for all Carolina students, faculty, and staff members by creating a network of allies who have basic knowledge about transgender and intersex communities. Standard Safe Zone training is a prerequisite for this training.

For more information or to register, click here.